Holywood’s Rory McIlroy is three shots off the lead after Friday’s second round of the Bridgestone Invitational.
McIlroy is in a share for third place after a one-under-par 69 in the second round to leave himself close behind early leader Jimmy Walker.
Scotland’s Russell Knox is a shot further back after a one-over-par 71 on a rain-interrupted day at Firestone Country Club in Akron.
Walker went round in 65 to take a two-shot lead from overnight leader Thomas Pieters, who carded a level-par 70.
Heavy rain saw play suspended for a time but everyone finished their round.
After the weather cleared, McIlroy chipped in for birdie from the rough behind the green at the par five 16th, following a wayward approach, to ensure he ended under par for his round.
But McIlroy remains very much in the hunt at the half-way stage.