Spieth, McIlroy drop as Sullivan leads in Abu Dhabi

Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts after the strike from the bunker near the 17th green during the round one of Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil)
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and other big names slid off the leaderboard at the weather-affected Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, leaving American amateur Bryson DeChambeau to chase clubhouse leader Andy Sullivan in the second round.

After fog delayed the start of play by nearly three hours, Sullivan shot another 5-under 67 to to 10-under and make another strong impression in front of his playing partner, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke.

Spieth and McIlroy were in the marquee afternoon group, but both played erratically and were 1 over after 13 holes when play was suspended for the day because of darkness. Spieth was at 3 under and McIlroy at 5 under.

DeChambeau, the first-round leader, was a shot behind Sullivan after playing nine holes in 1 under.