Tour Championship round one
–16 V Hovland (Nor), C Morikawa (USA); -14 S Scheffler (USA); -13 K Bradley (USA);– 12 J Rahm (Spa), X Schauffele
Featured Others:-10 R McIlroy (NI); -9 T Hatton (meadow), M Fitzpatrick; -2 T Fleetwood (meadow)
Viktor Hovland made four consecutive birdies over his back nine to finish the second day of the Tour Championship in Atlanta at the top of the leaderboard with Collin Morikawa.
Both players carded six-under 64s Friday at the season finale to move to 16-under par.
Keegan Bradley, who shared the lead after the first round, fell back to three shots off the lead at 13 under.
“It felt like I was doing a lot of the same things as yesterday,” Hovland said.
“It’s really cool. We’ve been fighting all year to be here. I just have to keep playing the way I’ve been playing and we’ll see what happens.
“When things feel good, you trust yourself.”
Morikawa completed a second bogey-free round on Friday after his bogey-free nine-under par on Thursday.
“I didn’t make too many mistakes,” he said. “I love being in this position, being in the last groups and having the fans cheering us on. I’m excited for this weekend. You’re going to see a lot of birdies and I’ve got to keep my foot on the gas .”
World number two Rory McIlroy continued to be plagued by a back injury, but the defending champion, eyeing a fourth FedEx Cup win, carded a three-under 67.
That left him tied for seventh at 10 under, six off the pace.
The PGA Tour’s season-ending tournament uses a stroke-based bonus system that gives golfers different scores to start their opening round.
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