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Scott slips back as Matsuyama takes BMW lead

Scott hits his tee shot at the 5th in today's second round (Photo: Getty Images Andrew Redington)
Adam Scott was unable to build on his fine start to the BMW Championship in Chicago and although he still recorded a 1 under par second round of 71, he lost 13 places and as the event heads into the weekend he finds himself in a share of 21st place.

It was a frustrating day for Scott, two birdies on the way to the turn had him set up for a strong finish but the homeward nine saw him unable to move forward. In fact, he would drop a shot at the 16th hole to finish at 6 under for his opening 36 holes and six shots from the halfway leader, Hideki Matsuyama.

Jason Day was once again unable to build any momentum in his round of 71 to be at 3 under and in a share of 40th place while the only other Australian to make it into the field of 69, Marc Leishman, was round in 71 to finish at 1 under and in 58th place.

The leader, Matsuyama, has not won in two years on the PGA Tour and, in fact, has missed two of his last four cuts but his 9 under par round of 63 swept him into a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau.

Joint first-round leader Justin Thomas is another shot back and alone in 4th place.


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