Rory McIlroy is tearing up the leaderboard on day two in Sawgrass

Rory McIlroy has made a blistering start to his second round at the Players Championship.

The world number three birdied five of first six holes at Sawgrass to get to 5-under par on the leaderboard and followed them up with an eagle on the seventh.

Padraig Harrington is on 1-under after also making a positive start to his second round, while Graeme McDowell is on level par.

Later this evening, Shane Lowry will be looking to keep himself in contention when he resumes from 7-under par after yesterday's round of 65.

But world number one Jason Day is still the man they're all trying to catch - he'll resume from 9-under later this evening.

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