Rory McIlroy & Scottie Scheffler each shot four-under par rounds to maneuver inside three photographs of chief Lucas Glover; First-round chief Jordan Spieth is one shot again; Proceed to look at the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Championship dwell on Saturday from 7pm on Sky Sports activities Golf
Final Up to date: 12/08/23 12:25am
Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler surged into rivalry on the FedEx St. Jude Championship as Lucas Glover took the lead after the second spherical at TPC Southwind.
Glover shot a 64 on Friday, nipping in entrance of fellow American Jordan Spieth to take a seat on prime of the leaderboard.
Glover was six underneath for his 18 holes and 10 underneath total, one stroke forward of Spieth and two in entrance of a chasing pack of 5 together with England’s Tommy Fleetwood.
An eagle on the sixteenth, Glover’s seventh gap, lit a hearth underneath his spherical and he adopted with a run of three birdies in 4 holes on the entrance 9 as he put collectively a blemish-free card in Memphis.
Spieth adopted his eye-catching 63 on Thursday with a patchier 68. He was two underneath on Friday’s play, peaking with a powerful bunker shot that nestled within the gap from 16 yards and obtained him in in two photographs on the brief fourth.
That was one in every of six birdies he managed, however his progress was offset by 4 bogeys – two in succession instantly following his good effort from the sand.
Fleetwood hit his second 66 in a row, however a dropped shot on the closing gap noticed the Brit finish the day two photographs again from Glover.
The highest two ranked gamers on the planet – Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy – are one additional again on seven underneath.
The pair, who performed collectively on Thursday and Friday alongside World No 3 Jon Rahm, might be paired as soon as extra on Saturday after each signing for 66 to remain within the hunt for a title tilt over the weekend.
They have been each 5 photographs again from Glover when getting into the ultimate 4 holes of the spherical, however managed to play the closing stretch in two-under to take up a menacing place on the leaderboard.
After a dreadful opening spherical, Rahm shot a much-improved 67 to complete at degree par for the match, with the Spaniard aided by a spectacular restoration chip in from the bunker on the 18th having hit his tee shot within the water.
Effectively positioned at six-under are American duo Xander Schauffele and Max Homa, whereas Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay are among the many group a shot additional again.
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