Interesting day, if only for its strangeness, at the FedEx St. Jude Championship: at the end of the second round, between those who occupy the leadership positions and those who, on the other hand, will not continue on the weekend, a lot is to be said in terms of surprises.
In command remains the showman of yesterday, JJ Spaun. For the thirty-one year old from Los Angeles I lap in -3 (67 strokes), which is enough not to frustrate yesterday's -8: total -11, leadership reaffirmed.
FedEx St. Jude Championship, results
In second place, at -10, both Troy Merritt, who is good at climbing with a lap in -5, and the Austrian Sepp Straka, who has confirmed excellent form at least up to now.
Fourth Denny McCarthy at -9. Other non-US players appear from fifth position onwards: at -8, along with Tony Finau, Brian Harman and Ryan Palmer, in fact, there is the Australian Cameron Smith, who could also give a thought to the number 1 in the world.
Noni at -7 Sahith Theegala, Kevin Kisner, Tyler Duncan, Trey Mullinax, Lucas Glover, the Australian Adam Scott, the Argentine Emiliano Grillo and the South Korean K.H. Lee. Several excellent names that will not be in the race over the weekend because they are cut: they are out with -1 Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy (third cut of the year missed by the number 1 in the world, second by the Northern Irishman) and also, with +6, Justin Rose , although for English it is known that this is not a great time.
Troy Merritt (Osage (Iowa), October 25, 1985) is an American golfer. Merritt attended Winona State University in Minnesota, where he played college golf, and Boise State University in Idaho. He married and continued to live in Boise.
Merritt turned pro in 2008. Already in 2009, he won his first victory there by beating Adam Bland in the play-off of the Mexican Open. He won the 2009 Tour School and has played on the US PGA Tour since 2010. On August 2, 2015, he won his first tournament.