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Golf-Johnson leads by two midway through second round in Atlanta

The top seed struggled with his accuracy off the tee but was excellent on the greens and drained a 43-foot chip for birdie on the par-four eighth to take the lead. The overnight co-leader was two strokes clear of Spain's Jon Rahm as the pair made their way to the back nine with former FedExCup champion Justin Thomas lurking a shot back on a hot day at East Lake.

Reuters | Updated: 06-09-2020 02:44 IST | Created: 06-09-2020 02:42 IST
Golf-Johnson leads by two midway through second round in Atlanta
The overnight co-leader was two strokes clear of Spain's Jon Rahm as the pair made their way to the back nine with former FedExCup champion Justin Thomas lurking a shot back on a hot day at East Lake. Image Credit: Twitter(@DJohnsonPGA)

Dustin Johnson had an eventful front nine that included three birdies and two bogeys to take a two-shot lead midway through the second round of the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta on Saturday. The top seed struggled with his accuracy off the tee but was excellent on the greens and drained a 43-foot chip for birdie on the par-four eighth to take the lead.

The overnight co-leader was two strokes clear of Spain's Jon Rahm as the pair made their way to the back nine with former FedExCup champion Justin Thomas lurking a shot back on a hot day at East Lake. The winner from this week's elite 30-player field will be crowned FedExCup champion and take home $15 million.


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