The second round of the 2012 Memorial is in the books, and despite a two-hour rain delay, everyone was able to complete 36 holes before nightfall. The Memorial is historically plagued by inclement weather, but Jack's tournament committee and the Tour did an excellent job pushing play forward and the weather cooperated over the afternoon.
After two rounds, the precocious South African Rory Sabbatini leads by one shot at 6-under. The hot-tempered Sabbatini, who's neither a player nor fan favorite on Tour, shot matching rounds of 69 over the first two days. A trio of players is just one shot behind Sabbatini at 5-under, headlined by Tiger Woods. Woods came out of the gate hot on Friday, draining three birdies in the first six holes to move into a tie for the lead at 5-under. He nearly gave it all back at No. 12, where he double bogeyed to fall back to 3-under. But he fought back and birdied No. 15 and 16 to get back into a tie for second with Scott Stallings and Spencer Levin.
Sabbatini and Woods are on pretty icy terms, to say the least, so there will be plenty of drama heading into the weekend in Dublin.
Muirfield was the real winner on Friday, yielding nothing all day. Some big names went home early, including Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy, who missed his third straight cut. He'll play next week in Memphis, as he announced the late decision to try and get his game back in shape to defend his U.S. Open title in two weeks.
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