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Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers

Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers”

"Really it was just staying patient", Reed said.

Third-ranked Rory McIlroy fired a 73 to finish on 140, making the cut on the number. This is the Utahan's sixth Travelers with two prior cashes and one finish inside the top 70, a T11 past year (68-69-65-69). He also two-putted from 70 feet for par on No. 3, leaving just under two feet for the second. The two-time major champion was 8 under. "But being able to be toward the front of the pack on a Saturday afternoon is a lovely position to be in and one that we'll certainly embrace".

"I had a lot of makeable putts", Rodgers said. Both fought off wind gusts that exceeded 20 miles per hour to hit 11 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens. An very bad tee shot on No. 13 set the stage for a double bogey and, in the bigger picture, a day where he'd fail to make much progress.

U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka isn't in CT this week, but former Florida State teammate Chase Seiffert is in contention.

Rodgers is still seeking his first PGA Tour victory, but he played four rounds in the 60s here past year on the way to a tie for third. Patrick Reed and Troy Merritt are tied for second place just one stroke off the pace, while Wesley Bryan, Daniel Summerhays, Boo Weekley and Chase Seiffert are two shots back heading into the weekend.

A final stumble for Spieth came at the par-4 fifth, blasting out from a bunker but missing a seven-foot par putt.

McIlroy birdied 14 and 15 but fell back with bogeys on 16 and 18. "Obviously, there was a tiny bit of drizzle". "I didn't feel like it was harder than yesterday".

McIlroy may have saved his tournament on the 13th. After hitting his first shot in the water and taking a drop, he hit his third shot to 17 feet and made par. He then putted in from off the green on 14. McIlroy, who didn't qualify for the weekend at Erin Hills, hasn't missed consecutive cuts since 2012.

"My short game's been solid", Rodgers said, "but I'd been getting up-and-down for bogeys the last couple of months".

Anirban Lahiri of India had the round of the morning, shooting a bogey-free 63 to move four shots behind Spieth.

The 18th hole was even more weird when he hit his approach shot from 105 yards about half that distance when his foot slipped on his downswing.

"I was out (since the Memorial) meditating", he said. "So I've been a little bit rusty".

McIlroy and Day both missed the cut at the U.S. Open last week, so McIlroy was clearly relieved not to suffer the same fate as he tries to get some competitive rounds under his belt after recovering from an early-season rib injury.

Looking ahead, PGA Tour Media announced Saturday's tee times were adjusted due to the potential for inclement weather.



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