Dustin Johnson holds slender lead at Tour Championship

Johnson leads with two rounds to go at East Lake as he goes in search of first FedEx Cup title...

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Sun, 6 Sep 2020
Dustin Johnson holds slender lead at Tour Championship

Dustin Johnson might not have brought his A-game to East Lake so far this week, but the big-hitting American still leads by one stroke with two rounds to go at the Tour Championship.

Johnson, who started the week at 10-under par in the staggered start, added a second-round 70 to his opening 67 to move to 13-under par and one stroke clear of Sungjae Im, who posted a superb 64. 



Incredibly, Johnson found just two fairways on Saturday as he exchanged four birdies with four bogeys in a lacklustre round. 

Xander Schauffele moved up to 11-under par following a 65, with Justin Thomas back on 10-under par after a 71. 

US PGA champion Collin Morikawa (65) lurks at 9-under par alongside England's No.1 player Tyrrell Hatton (66) and Jon Rahm, who posted a dismal 74. 



Rory McIlroy, who became a father for the first time earlier this week, made a mess of the par-5 18th when topping his ball out of the heavy rough and into the water en route to a bogey-six.

McIlroy is bidding to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup three times but he has it all to do at 8-under par with 36 holes to go.