Sep 3rd, 2017
Rory Mcilroy misses the cut in Boston
Says he is just waiting for season to end...
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images Styling: GolfPunk
"I'm just waiting for the season to end..."
Come on Rory, old chap, don't talk like that. Surely it's not that bad?
"When you are missing both ways with your driver, it's never good. And I also made a bogey with a wedge in my hand at the first, which is sloppy."
Well, maybe you have a point...
Rory came into the Dell Championship as defending champion but his tough season continued as he missed the cut by a stroke.
Rory, who is still as high as world number 4 but without a win in 2017, had four bogeys and a double in a 74 for a +4 total in Boston.
Jon Rahm, on the other hand, shot a second round 66 which included five birdies in his final eight holes. He leads by two at -9.
First-round leader Dustin Johnson, the world number one, had two double bogeys in a 72 and is five shots adrift.
Masters champion Sergio Garcia, one behind Johnson after the opening round, made only one birdie in a two-over-par 73 that left him at two under for the tournament.
Open champion Jordan Spieth had seven birdies in a 65 and is in a share of 10th place four shots back.
American Kyle Stanley, the world number 58, was within a shot of Rahm but three-putted his final hole and shares second spot with Englishman Paul Casey - who had eight birdies in a 65 - as well as Canada's Adam Hadwin and American Kevin Streelman.
There were two holes in one in as many minutes during the second round - Grayson Murray at the eighth and Lucas Glover at the 16th.
Murray is six under and his ace came during a stretch of six holes that also contained three birdies, a double bogey and a bogey.
Rory has now dropped to 50th in the FedEx Cup standings, with only the top 30 after the BMW Championship qualifying for the concluding Tour Championship.
Leaders and selected:
-9 J Rahm (Sp)
-7 A Hadwin (Can), P Casey (Eng), K Stanley (US), K Streelman (US)
-6 G Murray (US), P Mickelson (US), B DeChambeau (US), M Leishman (Aus)
-5 J Rose (Eng), J Spieth (US)
-4 D Johnson (US), J Thomas (US);
-2 S Garcia (Spa)
-1 H Matsuyama (Jpn)
+2 I Poulter (Eng), J Day (Aus)
+4 R McIlroy (NI)