Back-to-back bogeys stall Rory McIlroy's fight-back at The Barclays Championship

He had been closing on the lead at that point

Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy remains seven off the lead after Day 2 at The Barclays Championship.

The four-time major winner had managed to get himself to within a shot of the lead during his second round before back-to-back bogeys during his closing four holes saw him slip back into the pack on 2-under par overall.

Overnight leader Patrick Reed has now moved into the lead on 9-under, two shots clear of Jason Day.

Graeme McDowell is further back on 2-over.