A year after sacking his caddie following his fourth straight missed cut in the The Open, Ireland’s Shane Lowry will take a share of the lead – and Rory McIlroy‘s fervent support – into the third round of the year’s final major.
Lowry carded a second consecutive 67 at Royal Portrush to join American JB Holmes on eight under par, with Tommy Fleetwood – who could follow Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari in lifting the Claret Jug – and Lee Westwood a shot behind.
Olympic champion Justin Rose is a stroke further back alongside Cameron Smith and Justin Harding, with world number one Brooks Koepka ominously poised on five under in pursuit of a fifth major win in his last 10 starts.
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Former champion Jordan Spieth was alongside Koepka after a 67, but McIlroy and Tiger Woods missed the halfway cut, McIlroy agonisingly doing so by a single shot after following his opening 79 with a superb 65.
Here are all Saturday’s tee-times in full:
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0845—Francesco Molinari, Jason Kokrak
0855—Graeme McDowell, Bubba Watson
0905—Charley Hoffman, Ashton Turner
0915—Yosuke Asaji, Andrew Wilson
0925—Yuki Inamori, Matt Wallace
0935—Nino Bertasio, Tom Lewis
0945—Adam Hadwin, Ryan Fox
1000—Innchoon Hwang, Benjamin Hebert
1010—Paul Casey, Kyle Stanley
1020—Eddie Pepperell, Doc Redman
1030—Kevin Streelman, and Joost Luiten
1040—Shubhankar Sharma, Louis Oosthuizen
1050—Stewart Cink, Callum Shinkwin
1100—Jim Furyk, Kevin Kisner
1110—Bernd Wiesberger, Russell Knox
1120—Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Mikko Korhonen
1135—Sergio Garcia, Branden Grace
1145—Romain Langasque, Sang Hyun Park
1155—Patrick Cantlay, Lucas Glover
1205—Danny Willett, Aaron Wise
1215—Justin Thomas, Bob MacIntryre
1225—Matt Fitzpatrick, Ernie Els
1235—Thorbjorn Olesen, Thomas Pieters
1245—Rory Sabbatini, Byeong Hun An
1255—Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele
1310—Henrik Stenson, Webb Simpson
1320—Alex Noren, Dustin Johnson
1330—Tyrrell Hatton, Matt Kuchar
1340—Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed
1350—Lucas Bjerregaard, Tony Finau
1400—Erik Van Rooyen, Dylan Frittelli
1410—Andrew Putnam, Jordan Spieth
1420—Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose
1430—Justin Harding, Cameron Smith
1440—Lee Westwood, Tommy Fleetwood
1450—Shane Lowry, J.B. Holmes
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