Charles Schwab Challenge R2

Rory McIlroy moves into contention

June 11-14
Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Charles Schwab Challenge R2 - McIlroy moves in contention
Rory McIlroy had an excellent day in Texas (AP)


World number one Rory McIlroy shot a 63 on the second day of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas to put himself in contention for golf’s first tournament back following the coronavirus suspension.


The Northern Irishman started the second day on two under par and hit an eagle on the 10th hole before finishing on nine under in Fort Worth.

But it is Harold Varner III, who holds the lead at the halfway stage by one shot.



The American, who shared the first round lead with Justin Rose after a 63, started his second round with a triple-bogey after his tee shot landed on a bridge, but recovered to post a 66.

Jordan Spieth was a shot off Varner at the halfway stage despite four-putting the 12th hole. He also bogeyed the 13th but followed it up with two birdies.


Texan Spieth said on the PGA Tour website: “I felt that I gave myself some grace to say, look, I haven’t really been practising a ton of those kind of short-range putts.

“Those are ones where you just have a ton of them when you’re playing in competition but you’re picking them up a lot of times when you’re playing regular rounds of golf at home.”



Rose was sitting on seven under, four shots off the clubhouse lead, halfway through his second round but bogeyed the 10th and 11th and posted a 69 to sit tied for seventh.

Jhonattan Vegas took a tumble down the leaderboard, the Venezuelan dropping shots on five holes to tumble from joint second to tied for 47th.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Harold Varner III
USA
-11
63
66
129
T2
Jordan Spieth
USA
-10
65
65
130
T2
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-10
65
65
130
T4
Collin Morikawa
USA
-9
64
67
131
T4
Xander Schauffele
USA
-9
65
66
131
T4
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-9
68
63
131
T7
Justin Thomas
USA
-8
64
68
132
T7
Branden Grace
RSA
-8
66
66
132
T7
Justin Rose
ENG
-8
63
69
132
T7
Gary Woodland
USA
-8
65
67
132
T7
Daniel Berger
USA
-8
65
67
132
T12
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
68
65
133
T12
Corey Conners
CAN
-7
66
67
133
T14
Bubba Watson
USA
-6
68
66
134
T14
Peter Uihlein
USA
-6
69
65
134
T14
Brian Harman
USA
-6
65
69
134
T14
J. T. Poston
USA
-6
68
66
134
T14
Abraham Ancer
USA
-6
64
70
134
T19
Harry Higgs
USA
-5
70
65
135
T19
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-5
67
68
135
T19
Tyler Duncan
USA
-5
65
70
135
T19
Mark Hubbard
USA
-5
67
68
135
T19
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-5
68
67
135
T19
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-5
66
69
135
T25
Zac Blair
USA
-4
71
65
136
T25
Billy Horschel
USA
-4
68
68
136
T25
Jim Furyk
USA
-4
67
69
136
T25
Kevin Kisner
USA
-4
67
69
136
T25
Brooks Koepka
USA
-4
68
68
136
T25
Matt Jones
AUS
-4
66
70
136
T25
Matthew Wolff
USA
-4
67
69
136
T25
Ian Poulter
ENG
-4
66
70
136
T25
Rory Sabbatini
SVK
-4
68
68
136
T25
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-4
65
71
136
T35
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-3
68
69
137
T35
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-3
68
69
137
T35
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
72
65
137
T35
Tony Finau
USA
-3
68
69
137
T35
Matthew NeSmith
USA
-3
70
67
137
T35
Doc Redman
USA
-3
67
70
137
T35
Lucas Glover
USA
-3
67
70
137
T35
Charles Howell III
USA
-3
70
67
137
T35
Patrick Reed
USA
-3
68
69
137
T35
Jason Dufner
USA
-3
68
69
137
T35
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
66
71
137
T35
Jason Kokrak
USA
-3
67
70
137
T47
Bud Cauley
USA
-2
71
67
138
T47
Denny McCarthy
USA
-2
70
68
138
T47
Talor Gooch
USA
-2
68
70
138
T47
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
72
66
138
T47
Scott Piercy
USA
-2
67
71
138
T47
Keegan Bradley
USA
-2
69
69
138
T47
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-2
67
71
138
T47
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-2
68
70
138
T47
Chris Kirk
USA
-2
68
70
138
T47
Adam Schenk
USA
-2
66
72
138
T47
Richy Werenski
USA
-2
72
66
138
T47
Maverick McNealy (a)
USA
-2
69
69
138
T47
Alexander Noren
SWE
-2
67
71
138
T47
Brian Stuard
USA
-2
68
70
138
T47
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-2
64
74
138
T47
Keith Mitchell
USA
-2
67
71
138
T47
Pat Perez
USA
-2
69
69
138
T47
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-2
70
68
138
T47
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-2
69
69
138
T47
Andrew Landry
USA
-2
68
70
138
T47
Chesson Hadley
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Harris English
USA
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
THA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
John Senden
AUS
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Kevin Na
USA
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Max Homa
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
-1
66
73
139
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Tom Lehman
USA
-1
65
74
139
CUT
Bernhard Langer
GER
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Kevin Streelman
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Phil Mickelson
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
Par
66
74
140
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Tom Lewis
ENG
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Tyler McCumber
USA
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
Par
66
74
140
CUT
Brian Gay
USA
1
72
69
141
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
1
67
74
141
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
1
73
68
141
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Marc Leishman
AUS
1
69
72
141
CUT
Nate Lashley
USA
1
72
69
141
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
71
70
141
CUT
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
1
69
72
141
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Adam Long
USA
2
75
67
142
CUT
Andy Ogletree
USA
2
73
69
142
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
2
69
73
142
CUT
Cameron Smith
AUS
2
69
73
142
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
2
72
70
142
CUT
Dustin Johnson
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
2
70
72
142
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Jason Day
AUS
2
70
72
142
CUT
Rickie Fowler
USA
2
73
69
142
CUT
Steve Stricker
USA
2
73
69
142
CUT
Webb Simpson
USA
2
73
69
142
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
3
71
72
143
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
3
73
70
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
3
74
69
143
CUT
Scott McCarron
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Andrew Putnam
USA
4
73
71
144
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
4
71
73
144
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
4
69
75
144
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
4
75
69
144
CUT
Josh Teater
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
4
72
72
144
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
4
71
73
144
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
4
73
71
144
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
5
70
75
145
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
5
72
73
145
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
5
71
74
145
CUT
Robby Shelton
USA
5
69
76
145
CUT
Victor Perez
FRA
5
71
74
145
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
6
70
76
146
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
6
69
77
146
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
6
75
71
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
6
72
74
146
CUT
Franklin Corpening
USA
7
71
76
147
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
7
76
71
147
CUT
Kevin Tway
USA
9
73
76
149
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
10
74
76
150
CUT
Lanto Griffin
USA
10
77
73
150
CUT
Scott Harrington
USA
10
76
74
150
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
10
74
76
150
CUT
Olin Browne
USA
12
74
78
152
CUT
David Frost
RSA
15
77
78
155
CUT
Keith Clearwater
USA
15
76
79
155
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