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DAY TWO AT THE DDF IRISH OPEN HOSTED BY THE RORY FOUNDATION

  • Co-leader Padraig Harrington is under way, playing alongside Sergio Garcia & Mikko Ilonen
  • Rory McIlroy faces a big challenge to make the cut after a first round 80
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By Adrian Millerick, Jamie Kennedy and Dave Clark at Royal County Down GC, Northern Ireland

07:11

Here's a quick glance at the featured groups this morning:

07.50: Sergio Garcia, Mikko Ilonen, Padraig Harrington*
08.00: Ernie Els, Francesco Molinari, Shane Lowry*
08.10: Tommy Fleetwood, Victor Dubuisson, Byeong-hun An*
08.20: Bernd Wiesberger, Andy Sullivan, Pablo Larrazabal*
09.30: Maximilian Kieffer, Michael McDermott, Marco Crespi

*indicates 10th tee start

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07:05

Who will make the cut?

There's currently 65 players at 2 over or better, meaning that if scoring conditions play the same the cut should fall around 4 over par. What does that mean for Rory? Well, he would need a course record 66 just to make the weekend.

Mind you, if anyone can...

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