Sport Fowler shares Phoenix Open lead, Spieth misses cut

04:10  03 february  2018
04:10  03 february  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

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American duo Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau share the Phoenix Open lead after the second round.

American duo Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau share the Phoenix Open lead after the second round. World number three Jordan Spieth (70) missed the cut by a shot, while two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the event Friday due to a wrist injury.

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Rickie Fowler pushed into a share of the Phoenix Open lead after a second straight five-under 66 Friday.

The American world number seven, twice a runner-up in Scottsdale, Arizona, moved into 10 under, sharing the lead with Bryson DeChambeau.

Fowler was red hot early in his round, making four birdies on his first six holes and, while he slowed on the back nine, it was enough to move to the top of the leaderboard.

The 29-year-old, eyeing his first PGA Tour win since February last year, is confident heading into the weekend.

"I still made some good swings, funky little chip on 17, where we were in a good position to make birdie there after putting myself in a great spot so a little unfortunate to make bogey," Fowler told the Golf Channel.

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American duo Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau share the Phoenix Open lead after the second round. World No. 3 Jordan Spieth (70) missed the cut by a shot, while two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the event Friday due to a wrist injury.

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"Other than that, I feel like it was a solid day, kept moving in the right direction and nice to step up and make a good swing on 18 to give ourselves another look at the last.

"We're in a good spot going into the weekend and this is a place we know we can continue to play well at."

Like Fowler, DeChambeau carded a second straight 66, making five birdies on the back nine, including two to finish his round.

Daniel Berger (65) and Chez Reavie (65) are tied for third a shot back, while Chesson Hadley (68), Scott Stallings (65) and Chris Kirk (68) are at eight under.

A group of 11 players are at seven under, including in-form Spaniard Jon Rahm (68).

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- Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the Waste Management Phoenix Open . The tournament lost some star power when Jordan Spieth missed the cut and two-time defending champion Matsuyama withdrew because of a left wrist injury.

Rahm, who won the CareerBuilder Challenge last month, sits at seven under, as does three-time champion Phil Mickelson (65).

World number three Jordan Spieth (70) missed the cut by a shot, while two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama withdrew from the event Friday due to a wrist injury.

First-round leader Bill Haas (72) slipped down into a tie for 19th at six under.

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