Feng leads way in front of Trump
BEDMINSTER, N.J.» Shanshan Feng opened a two-shot lead Friday after two rounds of a U.S. Women’s Open that got its first visit from a sitting president.
Fresh from a Bastille Day celebration in Paris, President Donald Trump pulled into his Trump National Golf Club around 3:40 p.m., visited his president’s box next to the 14th green less than two hours later and played to the crowd, waving at the fans, giving them a thumbs-up and pumping his fist.
Only three sitting presidents have attended USGA events, with Warren G. Harding (1921) and Bill Clinton (1997) going to the U.S. Open.
Feng was the star on the course for the second straight day. The 27-yearold Chinese player shot a 2-under-par 70 and had a 36-hole total of 8-under 136 on the 6,732-yard course that played even longer because of rain over the past two days.
Amy Yang of South Korea remained in second place, tied with Jeong Eun Lee.
Rodgers has lead at John Deere.
SILVIS, ILL.» Patrick Rodgers shot a 7under 64 to take a two-shot lead at 13under 129 after the second round of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run. Bryson DeChambeau was second after a 65.
McIlroy misses cut at Scottish Open.
IRVINE, SCOTLAND» Rory McIlroy missed the cut by two strokes at the Scottish Open following a 1-under 71 in his second round.
Padraig Harrington (68), Callum Shinkwin (68) and Alexander Knappe (65) shared the lead.
Rain halts seniors.
OWINGS MILLS, MD.» Bernhard Langer made five birdies on the back nine to take a two-shot lead over Corey Pavin before rain suspended play with 30 players still on the course in the second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship.
Footnotes. Former major-league pitcher Derek Lowe took the firstround lead in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nev. … Hootie Johnson, who as chairman of Augusta National stood his ground on inviting female members, died. He was 86. Johnson served eight years as chairman of Augusta National and the Masters.