So, what exactly is going on with golf right now – the Majors are over, what’s left? Well, there’s the FedEx Cup, but it’s a little complicated. So here’s a quick 101…
First off, there’s the Barclays, and that is only open to the top 100 players. After that, the top 100 players play in the Deutsche Bank Championship, which is followed by the BMW Championship played only by the top 70 players. You can see where this is going, yes?
Finally, there’s the Tour Championship and only the top 30 points leaders will be invited to that.
But back to the Barclays, day two, and winner of two Majors this year – the British Open and the U.S. Open – Rory McIlroy is back. After an uneven opening round of three-over-par, 74, he roared back in contention with a six-under-par, 65.
McIlroy’s early morning tweet said it all, ‘Morning gym session done. Ready to make my comeback today.’
And that he did. Talking to journalists after his round, McIlroy told them exactly when he knew his game was back on form, “First tee. The work that I did on the range [after his round the day before] really helped and it just sort of got me back into the rhythm and into the flow of things. I knew that my game was there and I just needed to take advantage of the chances I was giving myself. I was asked yesterday after I played, if you’re going to battle to make the cut. I said missing the cut isn’t an option.”
On top of the leaderboard are Adam Scott – who followed his day one 68 with an incredible 65 – and Cameron Tringale, who carded a 65 on day one and 68 on day two. Jason Day got himself the lowest score of the day with a seven-under-par, 64.
There were some fun and games on the fifth hole. Phil Mickelson missed the green and ended up playing his approach shot to the green from the hospitality area amidst wildly enthusiastic fans.
After day two, we have two players sharing the lead, but there are almost 40 players within striking distance of taking the lead. It’s still anyone’s match to win – and that includes you, Rory!