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Scott treads water in Atlanta

Adam Scott
Adam Scott at East Lake today, where he is 10th. Image: Getty


Adam Scott’s chance of winning the $US 15 million Fedex Cup riches slipped a little farther away at East Lake today, but a bunch of the world’s best players are hovering over the prize.

Scott had a mixed day in Atlanta, holing two birdie putts from more than 20 metres at the 10th and the 17th, but also throwing in five bogeys in his second-round 70, even-par for the day.

At five-under overall, he is 10th, eight shots from the leader, world No. 1 Brooks Koepka at 13-under after a second straight 67 today.

A big league showdown will ensue over the weekend, with world No. 5 Justin Thomas and world No. 3 Rory McIlroy both at 12-under, just a shot back, and Xander Schaffele making eagle at the 18th to move into the mix as well.

Marc Leishman is well back in the field, tied 28th.

The winner of the Tour Championship earns $US15 million but there is a total of $US60 million on offer.

MEANWHILE on the Korn Ferry Tour, a bunch of Australians are battling for playing rights on the US PGA Tour for next season, with Sydney’s Cameron Davis and Perth’s Curtis Luck moving well at the Boise Open.

Luck appears to have secured his rights by making the cut, and he is projected to be 17th of the 25 players from the secondary tour who will receive their playing cards next week.

Davis is five-under par and in 33rd place, projected at 45th but still in the hunt for a card. The tour championship is next week.

IN EUROPE, Jason Scrivener moved up into contention at the Scandinavian Invitation, tied-fourth after an brilliant, second-round 63. There are two Australians in the mix, with Wade Ormsby, the first-round leader, carding a 71 today to be tied-sixth.

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