Dustin Johnson Rolls Into St. Jude Classic Lead After Shooting 63

Coming into round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the story was about Koepka and Mickelson.   After both players went a collective 1-under, coupled with Dustin Johnson’s round of 63, what was the story of the tournament is now looking up from way back.  Johnson’s round put him up 1 overall at 10-under.

Dustin Johnson shot a 7-under par round today that included an eagle on the par 4 1st hole.  Dustin started on the back and would have 2  bogies and 3 birdies.  That front nine is where he would go off as he would finish the nine with an eagle and 4 birdies.

Although a 63 led to a strong day for Johnson, his round would fall a stroke short of the best of the day. Brandt Snedeker would go bogey free with 8 birdies to pull to 6-under overall.   Talk about moving day, Snedeker moved up 71 spots on the leaderboard.

Ryan Blaum, Andrew Putnam would both shoot a 64 and finish right behind Snedeker for the tournament going into Saturday. C.T. Pan would shoot a 65 to move to within 2 strokes of the lead.  Wesley Bryan also found his way to 8-under for the tournament tied with Pan.

As for Phil Mickelson, he would finish the round with 5 bogies and 5 birdies to finish right where he started.    As for Brooks Koepka, he was not able to really put anything together today finishing 1-under for the round.

With just a few strokes separating 5 or 6 players, this weekend could end up being “Must See TV.”   Especially for those that were waiting for Dustin Johnson to break out and play well.

 

 

Author: Jhavelka