Rose storms into Memorial contention

Updated: 29/05/2023


Justin Rose has stormed back into contention at the Memorial Tournament after producing a second round score of 63 on Friday (Rose 10/1 Memorial Tournament outright).

The world number three had looked in danger of missing the cut after an opening-score of 75 and a bogey early in his second round added further credence to the belief that he would not be involved at the weekend.

However, the Englishman recovered in style after that, registering six birdies and two bogies as he signed for a round of the day score of 63 to move back to within three shots of the lead on six-under.

Rose was certainly pleased with his performance on Friday, as he did exactly what he had set out to do at the beginning of his round.

“I had a goal today to try and shoot a really low score,” Rose told Sky Sports. “I had the intention of coming out and not just trying to make the cut, but trying to shoot something that could get me back in the tournament.”

There is currently a three-way tie for the lead at Muirfield Village Golf Club, with Troy Merritt (20/1 to win the tournament), Kyoung-Hoon Lee (16/1) and Martin Kaymer (11/1) all sitting on nine-under.

Jordan Spieth (11/2) is a shot behind the leading trio on eight-under, as he continues his search for a first title since he claimed Open Championship glory in 2017.

Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler are also in contention, as they are among a group of five players on seven-under, although Tiger Woods has work to do, as he is seven shots off the lead, while a second-successive plus-70 score saw Rory McIlroy miss the cut for the first time this season.

Odds subject to change

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