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Australian Open 2014: Rory McIlroy pushes for lead as Adam Scott fights back

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It’s remains tight as the halfway stage of the Australian Open with Greg Chambers leading by a single stroke at five under par.

Rory McIlroy’s uneven round of 69 consisted of an eagle, six birdies and SIX bogeys but the defending champion, who complained of jet-lag, is just a stroke off the lead as he hopes to ‘eliminate the bad stuff’ over the final 36 holes this weekend.


The 2013 edition saw McIlroy snatch the title from Adam Scott, denying the home favourite the Australian the triple crown. After a nightmare opening round 74 at this year’s edition, Scott responded with a second round 66; moving him all the way from tied 82nd to ninth.
Yesterday’s leader Jordan Spieth is still in contention at three under.

And finally, among all the excitement about Golf’s inclusion at the 2016 Olympics, golf fans were today served a stark reminder of the potential drawbacks for the players.
Joost Luiten tweeted this photo straight after undergoing an impromptu doping test.
Golf will make its first appearance at an Olympics since the 1904 games in St. Louis.


Well that’s it from us today, we’ll be back after the weekend with a round-up of all the action. Until then, join us at our website golfingworld.tv, and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Bye for now.

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