It's hard to ask for a better leaderboard heading into the weekend at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Here's the lowdown from the second round in Memphis.
Leaderboard: Daniel Berger (-9), Tom Hoge (-6), Dustin Johnson (-5), Brooks Koepka (-5), Phil Mickelson (-5)
What It means: Berger shot the lowest round of the day to build a three-shot lead at the Tour's final stop before the U.S. Open. The 2015 Rookie of the Year has recorded eight top-25 finishes in 17 starts this season, and Berger will need to hold off three big names this weekend if he wants to win his first PGA Tour title.
Round of the day: Berger made six birdies and no bogeys for a 6-under 64 on Friday. He hit 8 of 14 fairways and 16 of 18 greens and took 28 putts.
Best of the rest: Three big names share third place. Mickelson and Koepka each fired 5-under 65s in Round 2, while Johnson had second all to himself until a bogey-double bogey finish for a 1-under 69.
Biggest disappointment: Jamie Donaldson, the 2014 Ryder Cup hero, opened with a 4-under 66 but struggled to a 4-over 74 on Friday with two birdies, a double and four bogeys..
Main storyline heading Into Saturday: All eyes will be on the threesome in third place. Mickelson and Johnson both had a shot at the Memorial last week, and both fell apart on the back nine. Koepka has also been in good form lately. In his last start, Koepka lost to Sergio Garcia in a playoff at the Byron Nelson
Shot of the Day:
Quote of the day: “I felt like I actually hit the center of the club face today.” – Koepka after a 5-under 65