Dustin Johnson posted a 1-under 71 on Friday for a 36-hole total of 7-under 137, and it held up for a share of the lead in the RBC Canadian Open. Here's how things stand after two rounds at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario.
Leaderboard: Johnson (-7), Luke List (-7), Jon Rahm (-6), Kelly Kraft (-6), Jared du Toit (-6)
What it means: Johnson is going for his third win in just a little over a month. A victory at Glen Abbey would also give him a North American sweep of Opens. He shares the lead with List, whose main claim to fame is having been runner-up (to Ryan Moore) in the 2004 U.S. Amateur. A shot behind them are Rahm, a Spaniard who was the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world and the low am at this year's U.S. Open; Kraft, the 2011 U.S. Amateur champion; and du Toit, an amateur who is bidding to become the first Canadian to win this tournament since 1954.
Round(s) of the day: After opening with 73s, Chad Campbell and Kevin Kisner both recovered nicely with 67s. Campbell made seven birdies and two bogeys, and Kisner did the same, although he birdied his final four holes. They are both three shots off the lead.
Best of the rest: Six players shot 68, but here we'll limit discussion to the one who is highest on the leaderboard, Ricky Barnes (T-4). Barnes made the turn in 1-under 34, then made four birdies against one bogey on the back.
Biggest disappointment: Defending champion Jason Day struggled to make the cut, making an unlikely birdie on the 18th hole despite hitting his drive into the hazard.
Shot of the day: Danny Lee made a 35-foot putt for eagle on 18 to make the cut on the number.
Quote of the day: ''I really don't know what happened the first four holes. Just got off to a bad start. Hit it in a couple awkward spots. Made some bad bogeys, but fought back and turned it around and felt like I played really nicely from 14 on in.'' - Johnson, who started his round with a double bogey and two bogeys in his first four holes
Main storylines heading into the weekend: Can DJ continue his winning ways? Can du Toit, or any of the other Canadians in the field, give this championship its first Canadian winner since Pat Fletcher in 1954?