Irish cut in Memphis; Hoey and Power still fighting
 a resigned looking Graeme McDowell after his stroke of bad luck on the 14th

a resigned looking Graeme McDowell after his stroke of bad luck on the 14th

PGA Tour - Graeme McDowell and Pádraig Harrington missed the cut in the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis.

McDowell improved dramatically on his putting performance of Thursday - he had five three-putts in a 73 in round one - but not even an ace would have saved him as he followed up with another 73 to miss the cut by five shots at TPC Southwind.

If he was looking for some positives ahead of next week's US Open at Oakmont, McDowell could point to his accuracy at the 200-yard, par-three 14th, where his tee shot landed in the cup and bounced out.

On the negative side, he missed the 10 footer for birdie and had to watch Dustin Johnson shoot 66-69 and Retief Goosen 67-70 to leave him feeling more than a little left out.

 McDowell's tee shot at the 14th damaged the inside of the cup.

McDowell's tee shot at the 14th damaged the inside of the cup.

Johnson had his own problems, finishing bogey-double bogey to end the day tied for third with Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson on five under par. Leaderboard

Last year's Rookie of the Year Patrick Berger, shot a 64 to lead by three strokes on nine under from Tom Hoge.

As for Harrington, has not qualified for the US Open and after rounds of 77 and 73, Oakmont might not have been the best venue for a man who has now missed four cuts in a row and six of the last seven. 

 Grégory Bourdy. Picture: Getty Images

Grégory Bourdy. Picture: Getty Images

Hoey continues good form in Austria

European Tour —  Michael Hoey made the cut for the second week running and shares 15th after adding a one under 71 to his opening 72 in the Lyoness Open in Austria.
The Ulsterman is six shots behind leaders Zander Lombard (67-70) and Frenchman Gregory Bourdy (68-69), who lead by one stroke at Diamond Country Club from another Frenchman in Gary Stahl (67-71).
Peter Lawrie had a triple bogey eight in a  75 and missed the cut three over par cut by four strokes after rounds of 76 and 75.
Greystones' Paul Dunne (76-75) also finished on seven over, hitting just 18 greens in regulation over the two rounds. Leaderboard

Power going strong in Illinois

Web.com Tour — Seamus Power made six birdies in a two under 70 to share 12th spot at halfway in the Rust-Oleum Championship in Illinois.

The West Waterford man, eighth in the race for 25 PGA Tour cards from the Web,com Tour's money list, is tied for 12th on six under 138, five shots behind American Josh Teater.

Teater (66-67) leads by one on 11 under from former European Tour stalwart, Gonzalo Fernandez Castaño of Spain (67-67). Leaderboard