Phoenix Open: Scottie Scheffler leads by two shots with play suspended in round two

Jon Rahm from Spain
Spaniard Jon Rahm, who is two strokes off the lead in a tie for second place, started the year with two straight wins
-10 S Scheffler (USA); -8 J Rahm (Spa), *A Hadwin (Can); -7 W Clark (USA), *SJ Im (Kor); -6 J Day (Aus), *J Vegas (Ven), *S Ryder (USA), *N Taylor (Can), *X Schauffele (USA)
Selected: -5 R Fowler (USA), *J Spieth (USA); -3 J Thomas (USA), *A Rai (Eng.), *R McIlroy (NI), *T Hatton (Eng.), S Power (Ire); +1 *M Fitzpatrick (Eng.); +2 *T Fleetwood (Eng.), *M Wallace (Eng.)
*the player has yet to finish his second round

Defending champion Scottie Scheffler leads the Phoenix Open by two strokes at 10-under after its second round.

The American, 26, shot a bogey-free 64 for seven under par, but many players were sidelined after play was suspended because of bad light.

Spain’s Jon Rahm is tied for second with Canada’s Adam Hadwin, eight short after 66 at TPC Scottsdale.

World number one Rory McIlroy managed just 13 holes but hit five putts on the day to go three under.

Both Scheffler and Rahm, 28, have a chance to top Northern Ireland’s McIlroy and top the world rankings with victory in this tournament.

Scheffler followed up his first PGA Tour victory at last year’s Phoenix Open with 2022 Masters winwhile Rahm started the year in fine form after back-to-back wins in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and The American Express.

McIlroy, meanwhile, rallied from an opening day 73 to get back into contention.

The 33-year-old is aiming for a third straight PGA Tour win, following wins at the Tour Championship in August and the CJ Cup in October. He too won two weeks ago in Dubai on the DP World Tour in their first tournament of the year.

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