2018 Tour Championship Second Round Highlights

It’s day two of the 2018 PGA Tour Championship and the weekend is ready for a shootout among a congested leaderboard. Following the first round of competition Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods led the pack at 5-under par. While it wasn’t an easy going 18 holes Friday, Woods maintained his share of the lead but is now joined by FedEx Cup point leader Justin Rose at 7-under.

2018 Tour Championship Second Round

A jam packed leaderboard is exactly what you’d expect with the top 30 golfers of the season all contending for the Tour Championship and $10 million FedEx Cup prize. With so much on the line every competitor was shooting for the top heading into Saturday. Passion and hunger like we’re seeing at East Lake Golf Club made way for plenty of highlights during the second round of play.

Everyone wants to be on top

Jon Rahm made the early jump up the leaderboard thanks to back to back to back birdies to open his round.

Rory McIlroy is hunting down his second FedEx Cup as he gets back a top the leaderboard with back to back birdies on his opening nine holes.

The first round co-leader, Rickie Fowler, lost some ground early but quickly rolled himself back to a share of the lead with birdies on the 2nd and 5th.

A relatively quiet day in comparison to Thursday for Tiger Woods heated up at the par-4 12th hole with a birdie to take sole possession of the lead at 6-under par.

After a birdie at 16 to gain a share of the lead, England’s Justin Rose didn’t keep it tied for long as he followed up with a birdie at 17 for the outright lead at 7-under.

The birdies continued to fall for Tiger on the back nine as he took the outright lead once again with back to back birdies at 14 and 15.

Short Game magic at East Lake Golf Club

Patrick Reed began his day with a quick highlight as “Captain America” holed out his bunker shot on the very first hole.

One of the best drops of his career wasn’t the only highlight of the day as Justin Thomas chipped in for birdie at the par-4 4th hole.

Starting with his back nearly to the hole Gary Woodland bent his birdie putt at the 9th out to his right and let the green do the rest for a birdie to close his front nine.

Two almost Hole in Ones at the Tour Championship

While he’ll be representing Team USA next week at the Ryder Cup, Webb Simpson almost sparked fireworks of his own with a near hole in one at the par-3 9th.

If body language says anything, Cameron Smith clearly was unhappy with his initial tee shot at the par-3 15th but as his ball rolled just inches from a hole in one both Smith and his caddy quickly turned all smiles.

 

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