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World No. 41 Gary Woodland backed up with a 2-over-par 37-35=72 in the second round of the TOUR Championship for a 36-hole total of 2-under 138, falling seven spots to T10, five back of co-leaders Justin Rose and Tiger Woods.

Playing out of the penultimate twosome with Rose (67), the Kansas alum mustered six (of 14) fairways and eight greens in regulation, posting a -2.082 SG: Approach and -3.176 SG: Tee-to-Green. He carded three birdies at holes 9, 13 and 18, two from between 26 and 35 feet, outbalanced by three squares at 2, 3 and 6, and double bogey-5 at 15. The 34-year-old posted 1.625 putts per GIR and 1.543 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Sep 21 - 6:34 PM

Making his tournament debut, World No. 12 Tommy Fleetwood fashioned a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the second round of the TOUR Championship for a 36-hole tally of 2-under 138, up two places to T10, five in arrears of co-leaders Justin Rose and Tiger Woods.

The Englishman landed nine (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.676 strokes around-the-green but gaining 1.817 off-the-tee and 0.609 on approach, No. 1 in SG: OTT for the day. He squared four bogeys at holes 2 (3-putt from 39'0"), 3, 9 and 11, slightly outpaced by five birdies, including four straight at 5-8. The first-time member though not a rookie converted four times from between 10 and 27 feet, recording 1.786 putts per GIR and -0.383 SG: Putting, needing 32 total putts.
Sep 21 - 6:24 PM

Tony Finau settled for a 1-over-par 34-37=71 during round two of the TOUR Championship, dropping to 2-under 138 at halftime which is still good for T10 on the leaderboard.

Finau entered the week with 15 straight rounds in the 60s, beginning at R2 of the PGA Championship. Opening with a 3-under 67 on Thursday, Finau needed just one more today in order to tie the record set by Bob Estes in 2001 (17). It wasn't meant to be on this Friday as he gave himself just four scoring opportunities from inside 15 feet and only six from inside 20 feet. Despite the sub-70 streak finally coming to an end, Finau is still in decent position to make a weekend run at the TOUR Championship and FedExCup trophies, just five off the co-leaders Justin Rose and Tiger Woods. Finau entered the week at 3rd in the FedExCup standings.
Sep 21 - 6:19 PM

Overnight co-leader and World No. 9 Rickie Fowler back-pedaled with a 2-over-par 33-39=72 in the second round of the TOUR Championship for a two-day total of 3-under 137, down seven spots to T8, four adrift of 36-hole co-leaders Justin Rose and playing competitor Tiger Woods, who shot 68.

Playing out of the final twosome, the 29-year-old hit eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing strokes off-the-tee and around-the-green but gaining 0.482 on approach. He circled three birdies at holes 2 (from 23'5"), 5 and 6, overshadowed by five bogeys at 1, 10, 12, 14 and 17, all failed scrambles. The Oklahoma State product posted 1.727 putts per GIR and -1.358 SG: Putting, needing 31 total putts. He missed two scoring tries from inside of nine feet, including an 8-footer at 18 to conclude a birdie-less inward half.
Sep 21 - 6:11 PM

Overnight co-leader Tiger Woods racked up five birdies en route to a 2-under-par 35-33=68 during round two of the TOUR Championship, good for 7-under 133 at the midpoint to share the clubhouse lead alongside Justin Rose.

Woods made it easy on himself in round one by splitting 10 (of 14) fairways. Today, he was playing a bit of army golf but really only got in trouble once by those wayward drives. That came at the par-4 16th when he tried to muscle one out of the rough and left himself with an awkward lie in the bunker which led to a punch out and eventually a double bogey. There were plenty of highlights to offset that double and his bogey at the par-3 9th. Most notable were a trio of birdie conversions from the 17-to-24 foot range. Woods currently ranks 7th in SG:Off-the-Tee, 2nd in SG:Around-the-Green, and 6th in SG: Putting. Oddly, he's just 14th in SG:Approach, despite entering the week at 1st on TOUR in that stat. Woods is in prime position to make a run at career win No. 80 and his second at East Lake Golf Club (2007).
Sep 21 - 6:06 PM

World No. 1 Justin Rose crafted a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the second round of the TOUR Championship to reach 7-under 133, up two places to T1 and good for a share of the 36-hole lead with overnight co-leader Tiger Woods, who shot 68.

The Englishman found seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.203 approaching and 1.210 around-the-green. He squared two bogey-5s at holes 4 and 16 (failed scrambles), outpaced by five circles at 2, 6, 13, 14 and 18, three from between 17 and 28 feet. The 38-year-old recorded 1.692 putts per GIR and 0.602 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. This is his 14th 36-hole lead/co-lead in 323 events, previously 3-for-13 converting, including at this season's Fort Worth Invitational.
Sep 21 - 6:02 PM

Rory McIlroy continued his ball-striking clinic during round two of the TOUR Championship, twirling a 2-under-par 35-33=68 to arrive at the weekend on 5-under 135 which puts him in solo third just behind World No. 1 Justin Rose and Tiger Woods.

McIlroy is not holding anything back with the big stick, ranking 2nd in driving distance and 1st in strokes gained off-the-tee (+3.190). The big hitter also ranks 3rd in approach to the green. McIlroy has split just 11 (of 28) fairways thru 36 holes (T25) which is not making his task any easier here at East Lake Golf Club which features difficult bermuda rough. His short game hasn't been disastrous but it is the only thing holding him back from a runaway lead right now. He entered the week ranked 17th in the FedExCup standings so he'll need a victory in order to have a chance at securing his second FedExCup title.
Sep 21 - 5:52 PM

World No. 4 and defending FedExCup champion Justin Thomas carved out a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the second round of the TOUR Championship to post 4-under 136, up one spot to T4, three short of clubhouse leader Justin Rose.

The 2017 Player of the Year mustered six (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.882 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 1.072 on approach and 2.255 around-the-green, currently No. 1 in the latter with a cumulative 2.423. He carded five birdies at holes 2, 4, 6, 15 and 18, highlighted by a hole-out 3 at 4 from 81'11" away, reversing course with bogey-5s at 1 (unplayable tee ball) and 10, and double bogey-6 at 8. The 25-year-old posted 1.636 putts per GIR and -1.017 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Sep 21 - 5:51 PM

Defending champion Xander Schauffele pieced together an even-par 36-34=70 during round two of the TOUR Championship, arriving at the midpoint on 2-under 138 which places him at T10 on the live leaderboard.

Schauffele found just five (of 14) fairways for the second straight day. That ranks 29th in the field in terms of driving accuracy. Despite the troubles on the tee box, the second-year man has still managed to hang around, largely due to his short game (6th in SG:Around-the-Green and 5th in SG:Putting). Today, he overcame a water ball at the 8th and a three-jack at the 15th. Schauffele has not played his best golf through 36 holes but he finds himself just three off his 36-hole pace here last year. He closed with rounds of 65-68 last year to walk straight into the winner's circle. Don't count him out just yet but it would take a superb run over the weekend to go back-to-back.
Sep 21 - 5:41 PM

World No. 7 Jon Rahm bobbed and weaved to a 2-under-par 30-38=68 in the second round of the TOUR Championship for a 36-hole total of 4-under 136, up four places on the live leaderboard to T4, two short of co-leaders on the course Justin Rose and first-round co-leader Tiger Woods.

This is the Spaniard's second appearance after T7 last year (67-67-70-69). He checked in at 24th in the FedExCup standings and has kicked off the postseason with a missed cut (NORTHERN TRUST), a T43 at the Dell Tech, and a T24 at the BMW Championship two weeks ago. The 23-year-old hit seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 0.687 strokes off-the-tee but losing 1.271 approaching and 0.162 around-the-green. He carded seven birdies, six on a first-half 30, but took some luster off with three bogey-5s and a double bogey-5 at 15 (tee ball in the water). The ASU alum's split featured five conversions from between 10 and 22 feet, registering a tidy 1.364 putts per GIR and 3.082 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. Rahm also opened with a 68 (5 birdies, 1 bogey, 1 double).
Sep 21 - 5:29 PM

Kyle Stanley posted a second straight sub-70 round by turning in a 2-under-par 33-35=68 during round two of the TOUR Championship, reaching 3-under 137 to plant himself inside the top 10.

Stanley is typically one of the straightest off the tee but he found just six (of 14) fairways on day one on his way toward -0.755 strokes off-the-tee. He rebounded today to split 10 fairways and the rest of his game flowed naturally from there. Highlights included a 25'4" birdie bomb at the 5th and a 13'1" birdie at the 6th. Stanley posted a T20 in his East Lake debut last year, despite opening with a stellar 6-under 64 that week. The Clemson product started the week ranked 25th in the FedExCup standings.
Sep 21 - 5:16 PM

World No. 23 Patrick Cantlay styled a 5-under-par 32-33=65 in the second round of the TOUR Championship to reach 4-under 136, up 18 spots on the live leaderboard to T3 and good for the 36-hole clubhouse co-lead with Billy Horschel though four shy of the leader on the course Tiger Woods. UPDATE: With R2 completed, Cantlay is T4, three back of co-leaders Justin Rose and Woods.

The 26-year-old matches the low round of the day thus far with Horschel and ties the low of the week with overnight co-leaders Rickie Fowler and Woods. On seven (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, he gained 0.568 strokes off-the-tee and 3.511 on approach, currently No. 1 on the day in GIR and SG: Approach. The UCLA product squared a lone bogey-5 at hole 1 (failed scramble), smothered by six circles at 3, 4, 6, 9, 12 and 18, two from between 10 and 40 feet. He recorded 1.625 putts per GIR and 1.348 SG: Putting with 28 total putts.
Sep 21 - 5:11 PM

Billy Horschel rebounded in round two of the TOUR Championship, firing a 5-under-par 33-32=65 to match the low score of the day and reach 4-under 136 on the week which is good for a spot inside the top 5 on the live leaderboard.

The Florida Gator couldn't get much going on Thursday but he flipped the script today. He gave himself seven scoring chances from inside 11 feet and converted on five of them. Horschel also converted from long distance (35'8") for birdie at the par-3 15th. This round matches Patrick Cantlay as the low today so far. Playing his 10th competitive round here at East Lake Golf Club, this is also his low round recorded at the course. The 2014 champ started the week ranked 9th in the FedExCup standings and now he finds himself back in the mix heading into the weekend.
Sep 21 - 5:07 PM

World No. 20 Hideki Matsuyama smoothed a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of the TOUR Championship for a 36-hole total of 2-under 138, up 13 places to T12 with play still in progress.

The Japanese star went six better than an opening three-birdie, five-bogey 72 and records the first (and only) blemish-free lap of the week thus far. On seven (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, he lost -0.420 strokes off-the-tee but gained 2.822 on approach and 0.560 around-the-green, and is currently No. 1 for the day in proximity to hole (27'0"). The 25-year-old carded four birdies at holes 1, 6, 14 and 18, all from inside of 10 feet, posting 1.667 putts per GIR and 1.666 SG: Putting with 26 total putts. His 66 matched his best at East Lake in 18 rounds, shot in R1 in 2016 where he finished a personal-best 5th.
Sep 21 - 4:55 PM

2016 Portugal Masters winner Padraig Harrington missed the cut at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course despite a 2-under-par second round of 35-34=69 for a total of level-par 142.

The Irishman lurched to a 2-over-par 73 in the first round and just couldn't find the birdies on Friday as the cut came at 3-under 139. It ends Harrington's form run of top fives at two and is his first missed cut in eight course visits. Other notables that will join him and get the weekend off include: 140- Callum Shinkwin, Alex Levy, Matthew Southgate ... 141- Aaron Rai ... 143- Angel Cabrera ... 144- Hideto Tanihara ... 145- Alvaro Quiros ... 146- Richard McEvoy ... 147- Jamie Donaldson.
Sep 21 - 2:55 PM



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