RBC Canadian Open R2

Rory McIlroy remains in contention in Ontario

June 06-09
Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario
$7,600,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Rory McIlroy sits five shots adrift of joint leaders Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar at the halfway stage of the RBC Canadian Open.

Rory McIlroy remains in contention in Ontario
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Northern Irishman began the day four strokes behind first-round leader Keegan Bradley, who fell down the field after a one-over-par 71, on three under but opened his second round with a bogey.

He responded with a trio of birdies from the fifth as he moved into the red numbers for the round before a 37-foot birdie putt moved him to six under overall at the turn.

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Furthers birdies at the 11th and 17th improved his score to eight under but a bogey at the last recorded his second blemish of his round.

American Brandt Snedeker registered a flawless 10-under-par 60, which included eight birdies and an eagle at the fourth, to surge into tied second with Canada’s Nick Taylor at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ontario.

FedEx Cup leader Kuchar finished his round with a hat-trick of birdies as he carded nine gains and a solitary bogey to get to 12 under par alongside Brown, who hit an eagle at the 17th before reeling off five successive birdies from the second after starting on the back nine.

Major champions Henrik Stenson and Graeme McDowell led the European charge alongside Shane Lowry at eight under, one shot clear of McIlroy in a tie for seventh.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson made the cut thanks to his second-round 65 as the world number two hit six birdies and one dropped shot to overcome his first round score of one over par.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Scott Brown
USA
-12
65
63
128
T1
Matt Kuchar
USA
-12
65
63
128
T3
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-11
69
60
129
T3
Nick Taylor
CAN
-11
64
65
129
5
Webb Simpson
USA
-10
66
64
130
6
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-9
65
66
131
T7
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-8
66
66
132
T7
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-8
65
67
132
T7
Henrik Stenson
SWE
-8
66
66
132
T7
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-8
71
61
132
T7
Shane Lowry
IRL
-8
64
68
132
T7
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-8
64
68
132
T13
Sepp Straka
AUT
-7
68
65
133
T13
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-7
67
66
133
T13
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-7
67
66
133
T16
Peter Malnati
USA
-6
66
68
134
T16
Hank Lebioda
USA
-6
67
67
134
T16
Ben Crane
USA
-6
69
65
134
T16
Adam Schenk
USA
-6
66
68
134
T16
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-6
67
67
134
T16
Danny Willett
ENG
-6
66
68
134
T16
Brian Harman
USA
-6
69
65
134
T16
Keegan Bradley
USA
-6
63
71
134
T16
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-6
64
70
134
T25
Harris English
USA
-5
66
69
135
T25
Scott Langley
USA
-5
67
68
135
T25
Justin Thomas
USA
-5
70
65
135
T25
D. J. Trahan
USA
-5
67
68
135
T25
Roberto Castro
USA
-5
64
71
135
T25
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-5
71
64
135
T25
Chris Thompson
USA
-5
69
66
135
T25
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
-5
67
68
135
T33
Robert Streb
USA
-4
67
69
136
T33
Brooks Koepka
USA
-4
70
66
136
T33
Talor Gooch
USA
-4
66
70
136
T33
Richard Jung
CAN
-4
67
69
136
T33
Dustin Johnson
USA
-4
71
65
136
T33
Jim Furyk
USA
-4
69
67
136
T33
Josh Teater
USA
-4
68
68
136
T33
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
68
68
136
T33
Collin Morikawa
USA
-4
70
66
136
T33
Wes Roach
USA
-4
68
68
136
T43
Danny Lee
NZL
-3
65
72
137
T43
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-3
69
68
137
T43
Jimmy Walker
USA
-3
65
72
137
T43
Kevin Tway
USA
-3
67
70
137
T43
Ryan Palmer
USA
-3
68
69
137
T43
Cody Gribble
USA
-3
69
68
137
T43
Tyler Duncan
USA
-3
69
68
137
T43
J. J. Spaun
USA
-3
67
70
137
T43
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-3
67
70
137
T43
Jim Knous
USA
-3
68
69
137
T43
George McNeill
USA
-3
69
68
137
T43
Sebastian Munoz
COL
-3
65
72
137
T55
Harold Varner III
USA
-2
68
70
138
T55
Peter Uihlein
USA
-2
67
71
138
T55
Bubba Watson
USA
-2
71
67
138
T55
Rod Pampling
AUS
-2
69
69
138
T55
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
71
67
138
T55
Kelly Kraft
USA
-2
68
70
138
T55
Joey Garber
USA
-2
68
70
138
T55
Alexander Noren
SWE
-2
67
71
138
T55
Roger Sloan
CAN
-2
68
70
138
T55
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
69
69
138
T55
Brian Gay
USA
-2
72
66
138
T55
Daniel Berger
USA
-2
67
71
138
T55
Colt Knost
USA
-2
67
71
138
T55
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-2
67
71
138
T55
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
69
69
138
T55
Jake Knapp
USA
-2
69
69
138
T55
Paul Barjon
FRA
-2
68
70
138
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Austin Connelly
CAN
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Brandon Hagy
USA
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Brandon Harkins
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Curtis Luck
AUS
-1
71
68
139
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Jim Herman
USA
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Mike Weir
CAN
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
-1
65
74
139
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
73
66
139
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Billy Hurley III
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Denny McCarthy
USA
Par
70
70
140
CUT
James Allenby
CAN
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Luke Donald
ENG
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
Par
72
68
140
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Zachary Bauchou
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Alex Prugh
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Bud Cauley
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
1
66
75
141
CUT
Drew Nesbitt
CAN
1
66
75
141
CUT
Etienne Brault
CAN
1
72
69
141
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
1
71
70
141
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
1
68
73
141
CUT
John Chin
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
1
69
72
141
CUT
Sam Saunders
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
1
71
70
141
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
1
73
68
141
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Aaron Wise
USA
2
74
68
142
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
2
68
74
142
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
2
74
68
142
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
2
71
71
142
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
2
69
73
142
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
2
73
69
142
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
2
73
69
142
CUT
Michael Gligic
CAN
2
70
72
142
CUT
Nate Lashley
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Ryan Yip
CAN
2
68
74
142
CUT
Scott Piercy
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Tom Lovelady
USA
2
74
68
142
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
3
70
73
143
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
3
72
71
143
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
3
69
74
143
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
3
72
71
143
CUT
JC Deacon
USA
3
74
69
143
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
3
72
71
143
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
3
71
72
143
CUT
Richard T. Lee
CAN
3
70
73
143
CUT
Scott Stallings
USA
3
68
75
143
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
4
73
71
144
CUT
Zack Sucher
USA
4
73
71
144
CUT
Johnson Wagner
USA
5
71
74
145
CUT
Joseph Deraney
USA
5
75
70
145
CUT
Marc-Etienne Bussieres
CAN
5
74
71
145
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
6
74
72
146
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
6
73
73
146
CUT
Chris Crisologo
CAN
6
72
74
146
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
6
72
74
146
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
6
74
72
146
CUT
Joey Savoie
CAN
7
75
72
147
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
7
73
74
147
CUT
Thomas DeMarco
CAN
7
71
76
147
CUT
Albin Choi
CAN
8
76
72
148
CUT
Julian Etulain
ARG
8
76
72
148
CUT
Matthew Anderson
CAN
8
74
74
148
CUT
Josh Whalen
CAN
13
79
74
153
CUT
Michael Blair
CAN
15
76
79
155
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