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Johnson in early lead at PGA playoff event

03 September 2017

After winning the Northern Trust tournament in NY, last week, Johnson kept in the groove in Boston after a five-under-par 66 saw him take a one-shot advantage from the first round's play.

Just four days later, it looks like nothing has changed. He made the turn with a 6-iron from 220 yards that sailed high and rode the left-to-right wind into 4 feet for eagle.

"A really good finish to the day", Rahm said.

Starting on the 10th tee, Rahm was 2 over through seven holes Saturday morning, making a bogey on 12 and a double on 16. I have no desire to go that far to play golf this time of year.

Rickie Fowler also shot at two-under 69 with just one bogey and is three back.

Kyle Stanley, Jon Rahm and Marc Leishman are tied with Garcia after posting four-under 67s.

Mickelson is likely to get a captain's pick for the US Presidents Cup side either way but he may well have made the choice easier by moving into a share of 6th this week with a round of 67 today.

It was his first opening round in red numbers since The Greenbrier in early July.

Adam Scott missed the cut after what had been a reasonable start yesterday and is now out of the FedEx Cup Playoffs having slipped well outside the top 70 who will advance to the BMW Championship. Spieth finished his round with three birdies in his last four holes. Golf is a game of frustration, and managing that frustration is one of the most important parts of playing well.

His 25-foot birdie attempt on the 14th hole ran about 5 feet by the cup, and he missed that coming back to slow some early momentum.

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"When you win, you're playing well, so it gives you a lot of confidence", Johnson said.

"Then down the last I hit a great drive, a great second shot but just got a hard bounce but managed to hole about an eight-footer to end with a birdie and that was a nice way to finish".

"The two-month stretch after Colonial that I didn't play my best golf in the States, it's probably because I got to the point where I had accomplished so much more than I had set myself to in the beginning of the year; that I felt like there was nothing else to do", said Rahm.

"I played a almost ideal back nine".

"I wasn't seeing the shots that I wanted to see".

The only two-time victor of the Ben Hogan Award - given to the most outstanding male collegiate golfer of the year - in 2015 and 2016, Rahm is no stranger to soaring expectations.

Spieth was referring to the U.S. Open in 2015 at Chambers Bay, where Johnson had a 12-foot eagle putt for the victory and three-putted for par a silver medal. After punching out across the fairway and into the right rough, he dunked his approach shot into the water short of the green.

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Johnson in early lead at PGA playoff event