PGA Tour rookie Davis Thompson, playing the Nicklaus Tournament Course, fired three more eagles on Friday. He closed with a 64 to hold on to his two-shot lead at 18-under in The American Express.
62 ➡️ 64
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The American holds his first 36-hole lead or co-lead on Tour and tied the most eagles made in a 72-hole event on record (1983-present).
"I just had some good numbers into par-5s and was able to execute my shots. I had some putts drop. So it was nice to make some eagles."
"I think putting the ball in the fairway, hitting a lot of greens and really seeing lines well on my putts[went well]," said Thompson. "Just everything is kind of clicking these last two days and I'm just looking forward to trying to keep it rolling tomorrow."
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Jon Rahm, also playing playing the Nicklaus Tournament Course, lies in second place at 16-under after carding a second 64.
He holds the Tour's longest active made-cuts streak (20) with his last missed cut coming at the 2021 Fortinet Championship.
"Feeling great. Lot of confidence," said the Spaniard. "Having essentially the hardest course two days in a row, but I'm in a really good position. So hopefully I can keep the good game going."
Tom Kim shot the low round of the day with a 10-under 62 on the Nicklaus Course. He shares third place at 13-under with fellow South Korean Sungjae Im (66), Americans J.T. Poston (66) and Tyler Duncan (67) and Australian Jason Day (64).