Published: Sun, September 03, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Dell Technologies Championship: Jon Rahm grabs Round 2 lead

Dell Technologies Championship: Jon Rahm grabs Round 2 lead

After making the turn, Rahm reeled off five birdies on the front nine and walked into the clubhouse as the leader of the second event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

"The two-month stretch after Colonial that I didn't play my best golf in the States, it's probably because I got to the point where I had accomplished so much more than I had set myself to in the beginning of the year; that I felt like there was nothing else to do", said Rahm.

"I wasn't seeing the shots that I wanted to see". "My short game has been very disappointing and I haven't been able to visualize the shot I've been trying to hit".

"You know, I don't know what to say". You know, it's something I feel comfortable on, and I feel like I've adapted to it pretty good. The 22-year-old Spaniard birdied four of his last five holes in the afternoon as the temperature warmed slightly and the wind never went away.

The first putt was terrible, as he sent the ball four feet past the cup. Kraft actually stuck his next wedge shot to 5 feet-but then 3-putted.

Kyle Stanley gave himself a chance to catch Rahm when he reached eight under, but he dropped his fifth shot of a rollercoaster round at his final hole to return a 68 which also featured eight birdies and only five pars. McIlroy had a stellar FedExCup a year ago winning both the Deutsche Bank Championship and the Tour Championship on his way to winning the FedExCup Playoffs.

Kevin Na, of the USA, and Sweden's Jonas Blixt are part of a group of a half dozen golfers at 68.

Kraft's day got off to an rocky start when he made a septuple-bogey 12 on his second hole. Coming off of Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth's battle at The Northern Trust in Round One in NY, with The Patriots kicking off the NFL Season next Thursday, The RedSox in the heat of a pennant race, and The PGA Tour making its annual Labor Day Weekend stop in the area, the crowds should be in full throat.

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Rory McIlroy, the reigning FedEx Cup champion, won the event last season.

Open champion Jordan Spieth had seven birdies in a 65 and is in a share of 10th place only four shots back.

Of the 96 players starting in today's field, only Matt Kuchar, Pat Perez and Adam Scott played in the inaugural event in 2003, which Scott also won with a 20-under 264.

McIlroy will still advance to the BMW Championship, though he will need a top finish to get to East Lake for the Tour Championship.

Chun has a two-round total of 10-under 134 which leaves her in a three-way tie with 19-year-old Canadian Brooke Henderson, who shot a five-under 67, and veteran American Stacy Lewis who had a bogey-free 64. Only the top 70 golfers on the list qualify for the next round of the playoffs, the BMW Championships outside Chicago in two weeks. "You had to hit the fairways to the right pins".

Two-time defending champion Henderson shot her second-straight 67 on Friday and had the lead outright at 11-under thanks to an eagle on the 11th.

Lewis said earlier if she wins should would donate all her prize money to the Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Texas.

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