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.