Justin Thomas followed up his first round 59 with a 6-under 64 to bring him to -17 for the tournament, five strokes ahead of Gary Woodland in second place. Thomas’ combined score of 123 on the first 36 holes is the lowest score ever posted in the first two rounds of a PGA Tour event. Woodland shot a pair of 64s to head into the weekend in second place at 12 under par. Two-time major winner Zach Johnson and Tour veteran Bryce Molder each fired a 9 under 61 on Friday, propelling Johnson into a tie for third place and Molder into a tie for 24th. Justin Rose enters the weekend in a tie for third with Johnson, while Thomas’ playing partner Jordan Spieth is tied for 13th. Hideki Matsuyama heads into the weekend in a tie for 24th place, and is in danger of losing his FedEx Cup lead to Justin Thomas, who was just 36 behind Matsuyama at the start of the tournament. The cut line came in at -3, and PGA Championship winners Jimmy Walker and Jason Dufner were amongst those who did not make the weekend. Smylie Kaufman was unable to get anything going after his Thursday night kayaking adventure with Jordan Spieth, and missed the cut by 1 stroke. Heading into the weekend, the focus will be on Justin Thomas to see if he can keep up his hot play; and if he doesn’t slip up, can anyone in the field catch him?
Catch Round 2 highlights below:
Bonus Video of Jordan and Smylie’s Kayak Wipeout: