D.J. Dustin Johnson is in charge of the Tour Championship, and also the FedExCup, leading after the second round at East Lake Golf Club.
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Dustin carded -3 under par 67 today, to lead the Tour Championship after 36 holes at -7 under par, a one shot advantage going into the week-end.
Kevin Chappell is in second place at -6 under par, he shot a second round -2 under par 68, to stay in touch with the leader.
Kevin Kisner, even par 70 today, and Hideki Matsuyama, +1 over 71, share third place, at -3 under par for the tournament.
Big news from the tournament, World number one Jason Day has been forced to withdraw from the competition, citing his back injury. He farther aggravated the problem when hitting a driver off the deck. The withdrawal means he can not now win the FedExCup;
“When I get to the top of the swing, as soon as my hips start to unfold and then there’s that little bit of separation, it just crunches down.”
“It just hurts.”
“I put the tee in the ground at the BMW Championship, and my back went out.”
“Last time it went out, I changed a diaper. So it’s nothing where I go and physically make a move at it during a swing and my back goes out.”
“It literally is from the smallest things, picking up a pillow, picking up something off the ground, or just moving the wrong way.”
A statement from Jason’s management team read;
“The injury is a strained ligament in his lower right back with a muscle spasm. He withdrew as a precautionary measure.”