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World #1 Rory McIlroy has taken over at the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Rory was very pleased with his performance, another round of 65, for a tournament total of -12 under par, and is looking forward to the weekend;
“Pleased with where I am, and looking forward to the weekend.”
Alone in second place is another Major winner, Louis Oosthuizen, who also had a second round 65, to go with his first round 66 for total of -11 under par. Louis spoke about his playing partner for Sunday;
“Obviously he’s playing really well, and it’s always nice playing with him, he’s got such a good swing. He goes for a lot of shots, he makes a lot of birdies, so it’s always fun to watch. “
Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore are tied for third at 10 under, Tiger missed all four of his putts between 7 and 10 feet and then to compound the problem three-putted the par-3 11th. Tiger lamented his missed chances;
“I didn’t make anything today.”
First round leader Seung-yul Noh could only managed a par round today and remains at -9 under par, along with a host of other players. One of them is South African Charl Schwartzel who is recovering from his torn abdomen muscle, an injury he picked up at the U.S. Open, Charl is playing well here, he spoke about his recovery and re-emergence as a challenger in the FedEx play-offs;
“I had the injury at the U.S. Open and it set me back quite a bit, came back, lost a bit of confidence, and just seeing if I can play myself back into it. There’s been great signs of it, sort of from Wyndham, just finishing poorly on Sunday. Same thing at Bethpage, I was up there, finished poorly on Sunday. It’s there once again, I can feel the game is great, so just a matter of finishing it off. I think I played great, I got off to a really good start, then went to sleep for a while there in the middle and made a great save on 14, and that’s what woke me up a bit. I made birdie on 15 and 17. I would have loved one on 18, it was a good chance, but overall it was a great round this afternoon with the wind blowing. What pressure ?I can still win the FedEx.”
There were six players who failed to make the cut of +2 and are now eliminated from the FedEx Cup Play-offs; Here is the sad list;
Ricky Barnes, who entered this week ranked at 77th and is projected to fall to 92nd after finishing at +3 over par.
Rory Sabbatini, entered the week at 94th and is projected to fall to 98th after finishing at +4 over par.
K.J. Choi, started the week at 95th and is projected to fall to 99th after finishing at +4 over par.
Greg Owen, who entered the week at 76 and is projected to fall to 89th after shooting +5 over par.
Michael Thompson , entered the week at 82nd and is projected to fall to 96th after shooting +7 over par.
Cameron Tringale, who entered the week at 79th and is projected to fall to 94th after shooting +10 over par.