For a second straight PGA Tour event, Tiger Woods shares the opening lead. But can he build on his momentum this time at the Tour Championship? Two weeks after a disappointing Friday at the BMW Championship left Tiger clawing to catch up over the weekend at Aronimink, he’ll tee off in the final group with Rickie Fowler at East Lake at 2 p.m. ET. Woods and Fowler shot matching 65s on Day 1 and their Day 2 crowds in Atlanta should be electric. So keep it right here as we provide the latest scores, news, and highlights from the second round. (All times ET)
1:57 Jon Rahm becomes the latest to play his way to the top of the leader board in Atlanta. Rahm opens his second round with three consecutive birdies to get to five under and match Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler, who are minutes away from teeing off. Rahm also happens to be Golf Digest’s newest cover boy. Just saying.
1:40 Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas arrive at East Lake’s first tee after opening with 67s on Thursday. And if anyone in particular can say their first round could have been lower, it’s McIlroy, who lipped out four putts in a three-hole stretch. Check it:
Good luck doing that again.
1:30 We are just 30 minutes from that final tee time of Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler. Here’s a look at how the top of the leader board looks:
All of those players are yet to tee off on Friday. For full scores, click here.
12:50 The dynamic (gym) duo of Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka are off at East Lake in their second round. Johnson, who has three wins on the season, led the FedEx Cup standings entering the playoffs, but has cooled off a bit of late. Koepka only has two wins in 2018, but of course, both were at majors because that’s what Brooks does. And according to his peers like Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas, he’s already wrapped up PGA Tour Player of the Year. We certainly wouldn’t want to be the person to inform him he didn’t win the award.
12:15 Bryson DeChambeau is one of those with a surprising early start on Friday. The FedEx Cup leader won the first two playoff events, but opened with 71. But Bryson rallied after two double bogeys on his first eight holes by shooting three under on the back nine. DeChambeau is one of five players (Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas) who would automatically win the FedEx Cup with a victory this week. That would certainly make things easier to follow on Sunday.
11:42 Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley are off in the first group of the day. Being first off today isn’t a good thing since the tournament re-paired based on the leader board after the first round in which Mickelson and Bradley both shot three-over-par 73s. At least, this will be a comfortable pairing for the two. Remember them high-fiving and butt-slapping each other all around Medinah at the 2012 Ryder Cup? Good times.
11:30 We’re still two-and-a-half hours away from Tiger’s second-round tee time, but here’s what our man on the ground in Atlanta, Joel Beall, wrote about Tiger’s exciting first round. And here’s a look back at that eagle he made to cap his first round:
Even Larry Fitzgerald had to pause a scrum with reporters to watch. And the NFL star was pretty fired up when the 30-footer dropped to tie for the early lead: