Schauffele leads McIlroy at Wells Fargo Championship

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Schauffele leads McIlroy at Wells Fargo Championship

Xander Schauffele built up a four-stroke lead after two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship by posting a four-under 67 on Friday at Quail Hollow.

The World No 4 started the day with a three-shot cushion and went out to produce a five-birdie round to get to 11-under 131. He finished his round with his only bogey of the day after missing the 18th green in regulation and lipping out a 14-foot would-be par save.

Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are the closest to Schauffele, tied at seven under.

Xander Schauffele hits from the fairway on the third hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Friday, May 10, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Erik Verduzco)

Image: Xander Schauffele leads the pack on 12 under at Quail Hollow

McIlroy had four bogeys on Thursday but put those struggles in the rearview on Friday by carding three birdies and 15 pars.

“Yeah, another solid day. Felt like I probably could have squeezed a couple more out of the round, but anytime you can go around this golf course bogey free it’s always going to be a decent day,” McIlroy said after his round.

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the bunker on the 10th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Friday, May 10, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Erik Verduzco)

Image: Three birdies helped McIlroy onto seven under

“Yeah, look, it’s two solid days. I set myself up for another good go at it this weekend.

“The golf course is playing a lot differently this week than it played in 2010 and 2015, but I know if I get it going around here I can make some birdies and chase him down.

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“I’m comfortable here. I think I can take advantage of how far I hit it off the tee. I think this golf course really lends itself to driving distance.

“So the fact that I’m comfortable, the length off the tee, and then I’ve had so many good memories here, just I feel positive vibes, I feel good about myself when I’m walking around here.”

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Taylor Moore shot his second straight round of 68 to get to six under and was tied with Collin Morikawa and Sungjae Im of South Korea, who were still on the course late Friday afternoon.

The sixth signature event of the season comes with a $20m (£16m) purse while also serving as PGA Tour players’ final tune-up before next week’s PGA Championship. There is no 36-hole cut.

Watch Rory McIlroy in action at the Wells Fargo Championship and the PGA Championship this month live on Sky Sports. Live coverage continues from Quail Hollow on Saturday from 6pm. Stream the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, majors and more with NOW.

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