18 Jul '14, 7pm

McIlroy marches clear

McIlroy marches clear

Rory McIlroy exorcised his Friday demons in style to claim a four shot halfway lead at Royal Liverpool in the second round of The 143rd Open Championship. The former World Number One carded a second consecutive 66 to finish 12 under par. McIlroy has made an unfortunate habit of following good rounds on Thursday with bad ones on Friday in 2014, the latest example being scores of 64 and 78 in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open last week. A similar sequence at the Memorial at Muirfield Village even had tournament host Jack Nicklaus asking 'How the hell can you shoot 63 and then 78?' In total he was 50 under par in the first round and nine over par in the second until carding seven birdies and just one bogey on Friday to boost his chances of becoming only the third player in the modern era - after Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus - to win three Majors by the age of 25. I...

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