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McIlroy cuts it close in Houston, Wheatcroft leads

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Rory McIlroy didn't improve his chances of regaining the world No. 1 ranking, but he held up under pressure to guarantee himself two more rounds at the US PGA Tour Houston Open. 

Rory McIlroy yawns during the second round of the Houston Open on March 29, 2013. McIlroy, whose opening 73 on Thursday had put him in danger of an early exit, teed off on 10 and picked up back-to-back birdies at the 15th and 16th.

Steve Wheatcroft, who booked his place in the field in a Monday qualifier, topped the leaderboard on Friday with a second-straight 67 for 10-under par 134.

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