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June 11 2010

9:47 PM

Cut check: Crane moves in, Poulter out

We’re deep into the second round of the St. Jude Classic presented by Smith & Nephew and the cut line has moved to 1 over. That’s good news for Ben Crane, who is right on that number. He’s not completely safe yet, though. There’s a lot of golf left and Crane is through 14 holes – and he’s 4 over through those.

John Daly might also be around for the weekend if the number holds at 1 over. Daly is already in at 1 over after a tricky double bogey on No. 9, where he hit into a hazard only to play the wrong ball and be assessed a two-stroke penalty under a rule that went into effect in 2008.

Ian Poulter, on the other hand, is already on his way back to Orlando. Asked how Poulter played, his caddie, who he borrowed from Tim Clark while his regular caddie recovers from a bad back, replied, “Not good.” Poulter shot his second straight 72 and finished at 4 over.

Meanwhile, 16-year-old amateur Jordan Spieth has some work to do if he’s going to make his second cut. He’s 4 over for the week and 1 over through nine holes today. -- Brian Wacker

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