Day 2 at the Dell Technologies saw Dustin Johnson losing 14 spots and one stroke, Mickelson found his game back and Jon Rahm surging to lead with a stunning 9 under par total and a 5 under par for the day., and much more awaits in the following article.
Just last year Rahm ranked over 500 in the Official World Golf Ranking and now he ranks under Top 5 and it has even surprised the man who has done it in fewer than 30 tournaments on the Tour. With his five under par 66, he currently leads Canadian Adam Hadwin, Paul Casey, Kyle Stanley and Kevin Streelman.
Day 2 at the Dell Technologies saw Dustin Johnson losing 14 spots and three strokes, Mickelson found his game back and Jon Rahm surges to lead with a stunning 9 under par Rahm’s ranking post the U.S. Open is 2016 saw him ranked at 551st but now with his wins at Farmers Insurance, and the Irish Open and a good number of under 10 performances have seen him grow rapidly on the OWGR. He has seen a fair amount of criticism as he has seen his sudden rise, the latest one includes him getting not penalized at the Dubai-Duty Free Irish Open, where he came out as the winner, still, he was six shots off the lead but many believe it could have changed the course of the game.
Dustin Johnson who lead the Round 1 of the Dell Technologies after winning the Northern Trust just last week lost a stroke in Round 2 and 14 spots to finish the day, with his 4 under par total and one over par for the day, for a T-15th position shared with PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, Chris Kirk, McKenzie Hughes, Patrick Reed, and Branden Grace.
The interesting thing to catch up was Mickelson finding his game back with his four under par for the day and making his total 6 under to help him climb six spots for a T-6th finish on Day 2 shared with Bryson DeChambeau, Grayson Murray, and Marc Leishman. Mickelson scored five birdies and a lone bogey on the par-4, 12th making his President’s Cup Captaincy a stronger case.
Shocking news came from the reigning FedEx Cup Champ and defender for the current Dell Technologies Championship, Rory McIlroy who went on the miss the cut by a stroke with his four over par. He who had declared himself unfit to play further for the season now had come back to defend his FedEx Cup title is reportedly heading home for treatment. His rival and friend Jordan Spieth saw no less pain on Day 2 as he struggled most of the time but managed to climb 32 spots up with his six under par for the day and making seven birdies on the way to reaching T-10th shared with Hudson Swafford, Justin Rose, Kevin Na and Patrick Cantlay.
Indian born Anirban Lahiri and the only PGA Tour player for the season from the country saw a jump of one spot and one stroke with his one under par for the day, for a T-41st finish, he scored three birdies and two bogeys to stay in the game for the weekend and will be interesting to watch how things unfold for him over the weekend.