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CARMEL, Ind. - Zach Johnson followed up his opening round 67 with a Friday 69 to stay in contention at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
Johnson (8-under-par, tied for 13th place) made four birdies in his second round - just one bogey - and is five shots back of Vijay Singh, who shot 66 on Friday. The Cedar Rapids native is tied with eight other golfers at 8-under and will tee off on Saturday at 11:06 a.m. CT with John Huh and Adam Scott. Through two days, Johnson has recorded eight birdies, an eagle and two bogeys (both coming on par-3s).
Before play started Thursday, Johnson sat in eighth place in the FedEx Cup standings and is now projected to finish the week in ninth place.
Here's the full AP release:
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. But the competition isn't getting any easier at the BMW Championship
Singh made four straight birdies in the middle of his round and had to settle for a two-putt birdie from 15 feet on his last hole. It gave him a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead going into the weekend at Crooked Stick. It's the second time in his last four tournaments Singh has had at least a share of the 36-hole lead.
One shot behind were Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, along with Ryan Moore.
Woods birdied three of his last four holes for a 67, while McIlroy overcame four bogeys for a 68. Both are going for their fourth win this year.