Memorial Tournament: Justin Rose four off leaders Kyle Stanley & Joaquin Niemann

Justin Rose
Rose is the world number three and won the Fort Worth Invitational last week
Second round leaderboard
-11 Stanley (US), Niemann (Chi); -9 An (Kor); -8 Bryan (US), Matsuyama (Jap), Day (Aus), Holmes (US), DeChambeau (US); -7 Hossler (US), Stenson (Swe), Woodland (US), Rose (Eng), Cantlay (US)
Selected others:-6 Johnson (US), Watson (US), Laird (Sco); -5 Woods (US); -4 Mickelson (US); -3 Thomas (US), Fowler (US); -2 Lowry (Ire); E McIlroy (NI); +3 Spieth (US)

England's Justin Rose is four shots behind joint leaders Kyle Stanley and Joaquin Niemann after a rain-hit second round of the Memorial Tournament.

American Stanley and 19-year-old Chilean Niemann sit at 11 under.

Rose is on seven under after a six-under-par 66, while Tiger Woods is on five under after a 67 that included holing a 95-yard pitch for an eagle.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy carded a 70 to stay just inside the cut line on level par.

The biggest casualty to miss the weekend was three-time major winner Jordan Spieth who finished three over, after adding a 72 to his first round 75.

Play was delayed by an hour-and-a-half at Muirfield Village in Ohio.

Joint overnight leader Niemann, the world number 406, went round in 68 to stay top of the leaderboard, while Stanley shot a 66.

South Korea's An Byeong-hun is their closest challenger on nine under.

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, who had been co-leader overnight, and Australia's Jason Day are tied on eight under.

Former Open champion Henrik Stenson is at seven under, alongside world number three Rose, who won last week's Colonial event.

World number two Dustin Johnson's 66 put him in touch at six under, alongside Scotland's Martin Laird.

Woods unhappy with putting

Tiger Woods on day two at Muirfield Village
Woods is a five-time winner of the Memorial Tournament

Woods missed from two feet to drop a shot on the opening hole but then posted four birdies on the front nine.

Then came the magical wedge shot spinning back into the hole at the par five 11th - which had the crowd dancing jigs of delight at the green - and he hit the flag with his tee shot at the next, the 184-yard par three.

But before he could make his birdie attempt, the klaxon for bad weather sounded and when he returned to the course 90 minutes later, the putt drifted left.

The 42-year-old five-time Memorial winner holed from the apron to birdie the 15th but missed another six foot birdie chance, before an even shorter putt for par at the 17th also stayed out.

"I did not putt well today," said Woods, who had complained of a tight back after his first-round 72. "It could have easily been a nice like 62 or 63 and I turned it into a 67.

"I missed a lot of short putts which is something I don't normally do, which is just frustrating."

But the American is optimistic about his chances this weekend, as he attempts to win on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2013.

"If I hit the ball like this on the weekend then I have a great chance of winning this tournament," he said.

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