|The BMW Championship 2nd-spherical leaderboard|
|-12 H Matsuyama (Jpn); -11 P Cantlay, T Finau (both US); -10 J Thomas (US); -9 A Hadwin, C Conners (both Can), L Glover, C Reavie, X Schauffele (all US), R Sabbatini (Svk)|
|Selected others: -eight T Fleetwood (Eng), R McIlroy (NI), -5 B Koepka (US); -four P Casey, I Poulter (both Eng); -3 J Rose (Eng); G McDowell (NI); -2 T Woods (US)|
Hideki Matsuyama broke the Medinah direction file by two photos with an exquisite attempting 9-below-par sixty three to make a selection the BMW Championship lead after spherical two.
The Jap, 27, hit 9 birdies and no bogeys to transfer to 12 below overall, one shot in entrance of American citizens Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau on Friday.
Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak had both equalled the outdated direction file of sixty 5 on Thursday.
“It looked treasure every birdie likelihood I had I made the putt,” mentioned Matsuyama.
Matsuyama became once excellent with the putter, sinking 5 birdie probabilities from past 15 feet, including a 30-foot effort at the 18th hole.
Having started the match 33rd within the FedEx Cup play-offs, Matsuyama is now projected 2nd within the rankings. The discontinuance 30 gamers after this match will qualify for the Tour Championship on 22 August for the prospect to change into FedEx Cup champion.
Thomas shot a 3-below sixty 9 to transfer to 10 below overall, but fellow overnight leader Kokrak fell serve to six below after a 73.
England’s Tommy Fleetwood carded a convincing Sixty six to transfer up to eight below alongside Northern Eire’s Rory McIlroy, who shot sixty seven. McIlroy is within the meantime projected fourth, having approach into the match in 1/3 region.
Tiger Woods hit 5 birdies but moreover four bogeys in a 2nd consecutive spherical of seventy one.
The 15-time predominant champion mentioned he would want to shoot “something within the mid-60s” within the 2 final rounds to transfer up into the tip 30 and contain the prospect to protect his Tour Championship title.
World no 1 Brooks Koepka stays in projected first after a seventy one moved him to 5 below overall, stage with Patrick Reed, who obtained the first FedEx Cup play-off match, The Northern Belief, closing week.
Defending FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose slipped serve to a few below after a 73, one shot at the serve of fellow Englishmen Paul Casey and Ian Poulter.