Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers

JORDAN Spieth remains out in front at the halfway stage of the Travelers Championship but Rory McIlroy tumbled down the leaderboard after a three-over 73 at TPC River Highlands in CT.

Jordan Spieth has never played in the Travelers Championship, but because of a PGA Tour rule requiring players to go to a new tournament every four years, he's in the field this week.

After opening with a superb 63, Spieth could manage only a pedestrian one-under-par 69 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

Spieth shot a 1-under 69 on Friday morning, then watched as a windy afternoon kept anyone from overtaking him.

Meanwhile, a star-studded group of players missed the cut for the second straight week.

Day shot 69 but signed for a 70 after marking a par on his card at the third hole, where he actually made birdie.

Spieth, who started the day on the back nine, rolled in a birdie on the 12th to quickly move further into red figures after his outstanding opening round.

Two-time major victor Spieth built on the momentum from his final-round 69 at the US Open, rolling in a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole on Thursday. I mess around with hitting flop shots all the time around the practice green. The ones I missed, I didn't really need to miss.

Day also missed the cut at the U.S. Open.

Wesley Bryan, Daniel Summerhays, Chase Seiffert and Boo Weekley are two shots back at six-under 134.

"I made a double on a birdie hole and that throws you back a few shots but rebounded nicely", he said. He shot an eagle on the 13th, sinking a putt from 32 feet. The big thing was trying to get a birdie coming in, just to finish the day off of how I felt like I was playing all day, which was pretty solid. Merritt, now ranked 341st in the world, has missed his last four cuts and is still in search of his first top-10 finish of the season.

Weather could also affect the scoring Saturday.

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