Rory McIlroy had a mixed round on day two of the Memorial Tournament, signing for a level-par 72, leaving him seven shots off the clubhouse lead held by Tony Finau and Ryan Palmer on nine under. 

McIlroy's erratic round contained an eagle, four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey seven. 

Shane Lowry (+4) and Graeme McDowell (+11), following scores of 75 and 76 respectively, will not be around for the rest of the weekend. The cut mark was (+3) 

Five-times champion Tiger Woods said his troublesome back was an issue as he struggled in Dublin, Ohio, but he will be in action on Saturday and Sunday as his round of 76 just got him inside the cut mark.  


"I wasn't quite moving as well as I'd like and couldn't quite turn back and couldn't quite clear," said the reigning Masters champion, who would have been out of the tournament had it not been for two birdies and a par in his final three holes. 

"It started during the warm-up. It wasn't quite as good as I'd like, and it is what it is.

"It's going to happen more times than not. Ageing is not fun. Early on in my career I thought it was fantastic because I was getting better and better and better, and now I'm just trying to hold on."

Palmer (68) and Finau (69) hold a one-stroke lead over Spain's Jon Rahm, with an impressive 66 from Danny Willett lifting him to joint-eighth on four under.

The in-form Bryson DeChambeau was to suffer greater problems, however, after he crashed out of the tournament on five over having signed for a 76 which included a quintuple bogey 10.

Level par for his round through 14 holes he pulled his drive at the 15th into water, hit his next two shots out of bounds - arguing with two officials his fifth shot had not transgressed as it was up against a fence post - and eventually two-putted from 25 feet for double figures.

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