BMW Championship: Adam Scott tops congested leaderboard with Rory McIlroy two off midway lead


Scottie Scheffler inside one of many midway lead and McIlroy becoming a member of reigning FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay two strokes again; Watch the BMW Championship all through the weekend reside on Sky Sports activities Golf

Final Up to date: 20/08/22 12:01am


Rory McIlroy is 2 off the midway lead in Delaware

Adam Scott holds a slim benefit on the midway stage of the BMW Championship, the place world No 1 Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy are each a part of the chasing pack.

Scott adopted an opening-round 65 with a two-under 69 at Wilmington Nation Membership, lifting the previous Masters champion to eight underneath and high of a congested leaderboard in Delaware.

The Australian birdied three of his opening six holes and added one other on the par-five 12th, however missed a five-foot likelihood on the subsequent after which decreased his cushion over the chasing pack with a double-bogey on his penultimate gap.

Adam Scott started the week outside the top-30 in the FedExCup standings

Adam Scott began the week outdoors the top-30 within the FedExCup standings

“I felt actually in management at the moment,” Scott mentioned. “Whenever you’re enjoying that manner, it at all times could possibly be a pair higher, and a poor shot on 17 was fairly pricey. However I am in nice form going into the weekend. I do not even know when the final time I led a match was.”

Jordan Spieth briefly joined Scott in a share of the lead till a closing bogey dropped him again right into a four-way tie for second, with Scheffler opening with three consecutive birdies and Corey Conners birdieing the final to match the three-time main winner’s second-round 67.

Jordan Spieth is a former winner of the FedExCup

Jordan Spieth is a former winner of the FedExCup

“I really feel like I am doing every thing good, nothing spectacular, however I really feel like in each aspect of my sport, it is trending and enhancing,” Spieth mentioned. “I do know what to do to get it higher and higher. Coming into the weekend, it is a good alternative to only have lots of belief, give attention to making an attempt to win this golf match, not take into consideration subsequent week.”

Cameron Younger completes the quartet on seven underneath, whereas McIlroy’s second successive 68 leaves him inside two of the midway lead alongside reigning FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Scott Stallings and Cam Davis.

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McIlroy missed a 10-foot birdie likelihood on the first and didn’t stand up and down from a greenside bunker to save lots of par on the par-three subsequent, solely to make the most of the par-five third and observe a 15-foot birdie on the sixth by holing one other from 20 ft on the eighth.

The Northern Irishman nailed a 12-footer to save lots of par on the 12th however three-putted the par-five 14th subsequent for a second bogey of the day, earlier than making a bounce-back birdie on the subsequent and pitching from simply off the ultimate inexperienced to maneuver to 6 underneath.

Rory McIlroy says that he was a lot happier walking off with his 68 today as he picked shots up on the last few holes in the second round of the BMW Championship.

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Rory McIlroy says that he was rather a lot happier strolling off together with his 68 at the moment as he picked pictures up on the previous couple of holes within the second spherical of the BMW Championship.

Rory McIlroy says that he was rather a lot happier strolling off together with his 68 at the moment as he picked pictures up on the previous couple of holes within the second spherical of the BMW Championship.

“I most likely did not play fairly as effectively at the moment as I did yesterday however ended up taking pictures the identical rating,” McIlroy mentioned. “I am most likely coming off the golf course rather a lot happier than I used to be final night time after dropping a couple of these previous few holes and at the moment choosing a pair up.”

Shane Lowry is three off the tempo on 5 underneath and Tyrrell Hatton is an extra stroke again after each carding level-par 71s on Friday, whereas FedExCup chief Will Zalatoris is 5 off the tempo on three underneath following a two-under 69.

Watch the BMW Championship all through the weekend reside on Sky Sports activities. Early protection begins on Saturday through the pink button from 2pm, forward of full protection on Sky Sports activities Golf from 5pm.





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