Dell Championship: Rory McIlroy misses cut as Jon Rahm leads in Boston

Marsha Scott
September 3, 2017

The Dell is the second of four events in the FedExCup Playoffs.

Stanley was one stroke off his 4-under first-round pace, shooting a 68 Saturday, while Streelman shot 6-under to improve his standing 20 places.

The 22-year-old Spaniard had a double bogey on the par-three 16th but answered it two holes later with an eagle on 18. He eventually two-putted for a 12 and withdrew after 14 holes with a sore foot.

"I feel like I'm on a good track", Rahm said.

"Me and Adam (Hayes, Rahm's caddie) kept saying let's keep playing and hitting good shots".

"But that front nine is the one that probably looked worse than what it felt". "I thought 12 was a great hole before. We misjudged the wind a couple times or we got a couple gusts and ended up missing greens".

After finishing tied for 34th at the Northern Trust, McIlroy experienced another mixed performance following a double bogey, two bogeys and three birdies. Well, Rory McIlroy thinks that if he was on the bag for you, he'd be able to trim five or six shots off your round. Coming off of Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth's battle at The Northern Trust in Round One in NY, with The Patriots kicking off the NFL Season next Thursday, The RedSox in the heat of a pennant race, and The PGA Tour making its annual Labor Day Weekend stop in the area, the crowds should be in full throat.

Starting on the back nine, Johnson holed from 35 feet for birdie on the 10th and just four feet on the 13th, before a careless three-putt from 30 feet on the next.

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Meanwhile, McIlroy also used his pre-tournament press conference to speak about his first month without caddie J.P. Fitzgerald.

Dustin Johnson, the solo leader after Friday's opening round, could only muster a one-over 72 in Round 2, which dropped him into a tie for 15th place. "I kept a positive attitude, and you know, on 18, I don't know what happened, hit a good shot, made the putt and everything just happened". Since turning pro, Fowler has become a household name in golf.With a vibrant wardrobe and personality, the 28-year-old has captivated the golf world this season with a win at the Honda Classic and 10 top ten finishes.

"For me it was just a matter of just stop being cranky".

Rahm notched four birdies on his final five holes to join the group at 67.

"Always nice to respond with a few birdies".

You could say that.

Johnson, who beat Jordan Spieth in the first leg of the PGA Tour's four lucrative playoff events, fired a five-under-par 66 at TPC Boston that left him one shot clear of US Masters champion Sergio Garcia, American Kyle Stanley, Australian Marc Leishman and Spain's Jon Rahm. The other is Bubba Watson at No. 72, who was outside the top 100 last week and now has a chance to join Phil Mickelson and Charley Hoffman as the only players to advance beyond the second event all 11 years of the FedEx Cup.

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