Deutsche Bank Championship 2012: Day 2 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More
Rory McIlroy was just as effective on Day 2 as he was during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, posting a consecutive 65 and taking hold of the lead at 12-under par.
Behind him, a slew of other golfers sit in the mix, including Tiger Woods, Ryan Moore and Seung-Yul Noh. Noh, who posted a sparkling 62 after the first round, finished with a more pedestrian 71 even-par, leaving him at nine-under and within striking distance over the final rounds.
Here's a look at the leaderboard (via PGATOUR.com) with the most up-to-date scores and analysis from the next step towards the FedEx Cup.
Heading into the final two rounds, it's really anyone's tournament. With McIlroy in the lead at 12-under, and 15 golfers within six strokes of him, Rory is going to have to prove he's the best golfer in the world to pull out a win at TPC Boston.
For a complete list of leaders, click here.
Here's a look at some of the other golfers and how they fared on Saturday.
Golfers to Watch
Tiger got off to a great start on Saturday, making birdies on two of his first six holes and climbing up the leaderboard after most of the competition had already headed for the showers.
He finished with a three-under 68, putting him tied for third with Ryan Moore at 10-under for the tournament. Woods wasn't quite as sharp as he was during his first-round 64, but Saturday puts him right in the thicket of golfers at the top. If the Tiger of old is back, then that's dangerous for the rest of the field.
The No. 1 golfer in the world is playing like it. Back-to-back rounds of 65 put him in control at TPC Boston, where he looks to gain ground on FedEx Cup leader Nick Watney and the man right in front of him, Woods.
Which closer will finish the job at TPC Boston?
Jason Dufner and Seung-Yul Noh
Dufner reportedly fought through hamstring issues to shoot a five-under 66 on Saturday, putting him in the cluster of golfers at nine-under for the tournament. Noh finds himself in the mix purely off of his first-round 62 on Friday but could certainly creep up late in this tournament after also finishing at nine-under.
The South African made a strong charge, shooting a six-under 65 and seemingly matching McIlroy stroke-for-stroke over these first two rounds. He's in position to strike after a great Saturday, which included an eagle of the par-four fourth hole.
Everyone's favorite lefty hasn't performed well early on in this tournament, and he needs a strong performance to push his name up the leaderboard of the FedEx Cup, where he currently sits in 17th.
All that aside, he's tied for 15th at six-under and is one great round away from being there on the final day, which has been a trademark of Mickelson over the years. Never count out this man.
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