Sport Fowler shares Phoenix Open lead, Spieth misses cut

04:10  03 february  2018
04:10  03 february  2018 Source:   Omnisport

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Bill Haas set the early pace at the Phoenix Open , where he earned a two-stroke lead following the first round, while Jordan Spieth opened with a 72. Coming off a missed cut at the Farmers Insurance Open , Fowler made a bright start on Thursday, shooting a 66, which included an eagle, four birdies

RickieFowler - Cropped: American Rickie Fowler © Provided by Omnisport American Rickie Fowler

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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Spieth shares lead with DJ, Fowler , Vegas in N.Y. He wasn't alone in running off a string of birdies. Matt Kuchar looked as though he might miss the cut until his caddie encourage him to try to get back to even par.

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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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Steele, An share Phoenix lead ; J. Thomas cut . Mickelson bogeyed the final two holes for a 70 that left him six strokes back, while playing partner Thomas had a 73 to miss the cut by a stroke. Jon Rahm, playing with Fowler and Spieth , shot a 69 to reach 3 under.

Rickie Fowler has missed the cut at Torrey three straight years. Each of the last two years he has followed by contending in Phoenix the following week (P2, T-4). Currently shares the early lead . Jordan Spieth , Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas make up an elite field in Phoenix .

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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