FedEx St Jude Championship: Rory McIlroy misses cut while JJ Spaun takes narrow lead | Golf News


Rory McIlroy’s second-round 69 was not sufficient for him to make the cut on the FedEx St Jude Championship; Scottie Scheffler, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth had been additionally among the many gamers eradicated in Memphis

Last Updated: 13/08/22 8:42am

Highlights of day two of the FedEx St. Jude Championship from TPC Southwind in Memphis

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Highlights of day two of the FedEx St. Jude Championship from TPC Southwind in Memphis

Highlights of day two of the FedEx St. Jude Championship from TPC Southwind in Memphis

Rory McIlroy was among the many gamers to overlook the cut after the second spherical of the FedEx St Jude Championship in Memphis as JJ Spaun edged right into a one-shot lead.

The world No 3 from Northern Ireland, a two-time winner of the match, carded 69 to complete one beneath – not sufficient to remain in competition after his opening-round 70.

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler additionally missed out with a second-round 68 that left him one beneath alongside McIlroy and Jason Day, while Jordan Spieth (144) and England’s Justin Rose (146) had been additionally eradicated.

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Spaun recorded a three-under 67 to lead by a single shot forward of Troy Merritt, who carded his second straight 65, and Austria’s Sepp Straka (66).

“I’m just going to try to keep doing what I’ve been doing the last two days, and hopefully it will pay off,” mentioned the 31-year-old, who had shared the first-round lead with Si Woo Kim of South Korea.

“I worked on some good things in the past couple of weeks and especially this week I’ve kind of got a nice feel with my swing and just trusting it.

“The putter is working too, in order that’s a pleasant equaliser if issues aren’t going your approach from tee to inexperienced.”

Merritt’s eagle on the par-five 16th hole, along with six birdies, helped propel him into joint second as he matched his first-round 65.

JJ Spaun holds a single-shot advantage going into the third round

JJ Spaun holds a single-shot advantage going into the third round

“Yesterday appeared like a 65,” he said. “Today I needed to work somewhat bit more durable and make a number of extra scrambling putts. I obtained caught in some bunkers and needed to get out a number of extra instances.

Straka carded 66, ending the spherical strongly with 4 birdies within the final 5, while Denny McCarthy is alone in fourth place, two pictures again after a 65 that included an eagle on the par-four sixth.

Brian Harman (66), Ryan Palmer (67), Tony Finau (68) and Cameron Smith (65) are all tied for fifth place at eight beneath.

Watch the FedExCup Playoffs – dwell on Sky Sports. Coverage continues on the FedEx St Jude Championship on Friday from 1pm and 7pm on Sky Sports Golf.

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