There are more than a couple of headlines that you can go with after two rounds of the Memorial at Muirfield Village. But we’ll start with the leaders. After two days at the very tough course, we have a duopoly at the top, with both Tony Finau and Ryan Palmer at -9 overall. Jon Rahm sits one stroke back in third, while three others trail by three shots each. Finau could have slipped closer to those three due to a slow start in which he made two bogeys in the opening three holes.
However, he would make all the par-5s count by making birdies and card a 69 to finish out the round. His slight slip, though, allowed Palmer to make his move. He’s been extremely solid so far, making just one bogey over the 36 holes so far. As for the other stories, let’s start with Tiger Woods. The veteran barely made the cut despite a poor day on the course in which he shot a 76. Two birdies and a par on the final three holes, though, saw him finish at +3, right on the cut. Speaking of bad days, that is what Bryson DeChambeau made. He might be crushing the ball, but that doesn’t always mean it goes straight. That saw him make a ten- yes 10- on the 15th hole. That was the damage needed to cause him to miss the cut, even against his arguments that he should have had a lower score.