There are three players tied at the top of the TOUR Championship leaderboard after 36 holes; Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson and Paul Casey are the stars at East Lake.
Justin, USA, carded an Eagle at the par five 18th for a second round -4 under 66 at the Tour Championship to tie the lead at -7 under par with Webb Simpson,USA, -3 under 67, and Paul Casey of England, who signed for a second round -4 under 66.
Justin commented that he did not make any putts today, makes you wonder how far in front he would have been if he had putted well;
“I really haven’t made anything.”
Paul has not won on the PGA Tour since 2009, but said it would be cool to win here;
“It would cap off a very good season to make a very good season a great season.”
“It would be a lot of satisfaction in that.”
“It’s amazing how this golf course just bunches and you can’t seem to get away, guys are right there sort of biting at your heels, so it’s going to be a tough one.”
“The honor of winning around here at East Lake and the history here, I think that would be the coolest thing.”
Four players are one shot back at -6 under par; Justin Rose, England, -4 under 66 today, Gary Woodland, -3 under 67 and Patrick Reed, who had the low round of the day, -5 under 65, both players from the USA, and they are joined by Jon Rahm, Spain, who carded a second round -3 under 67.
Rosie is coming right at the right time;
“I think there’s always a lag effect to the things you work on and when they show up, so it was just kind of fortunate timing for it to begin in the Playoffs.”
“It feels a little bit similar to the beginning part of the year where I was playing nicely going into Augusta and trying to time that peak.”
“It would be nice if I could figure that out this weekend, time it pretty close.”
Jon is only here for the title;
“I don’t play for the money. I’m not playing because I want to be a millionaire. I’m playing because I want to be the best golfer I can be.”