Golf

Rahm leads by two, Spieth and Rose in the hunt

Jon Rahm fired a five-under 66 at the TPC Boston course to take a two-shot lead at the Dell Championship yesterday morning (Singapore time) as world No. 2 Jordan Spieth and England's Justin Rose charged up the leaderboard.

US PGA Tour newcomer Rahm, who is ranked fifth in the world, shot an opening round 67 for nine-under 133 total at the halfway stage of the second event of the 2017 PGA Tour play-offs.

Canada's Adam Hadwin (65), Englishman Paul Casey (65) and Americans Kyle Stanley (68) and Kevin Streelman (65) are tied for second at seven under.

Phil Mickelson (67) is in a group of four tied for sixth at six-under 136, one shot ahead of Spieth and Rose, who both rebounded from one-over 72s in the first round to shoot 65s yesterday morning. Defending champion Rory McIlroy shot a three-over 74 to miss the cut. - AFP

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