After a slow start to his PGA Championship run, Dustin Johnson has recovered in a big way on Friday. He is dominating the field today and is making a serious push at tournament leader Brooks Koepka.
Beginning the day at -1, Johnson stumbled out the gate, bogeying on the 10th hole (his first). But from there it was nothing but smooth sailing for the Masters runner-up.
Johnson recovered from the bogey with five birdies on his next seven holes. Unfortunately, his front nine ended on a low note with a bogey on the 18th.
Nevertheless, Johnson appears to be the biggest challenger to Koepka thus far. He’s four strokes under par after his front nine.
Find. The. Hole.
Dustin Johnson is making a move up the leaderboard on Day 2 of the #PGAChampionship
— SI Golf (@SI_Golf) May 17, 2019
But Johnson has plenty of work to do. Koepka still leads him by three strokes, and hasn’t even teed off yet.
Johnson is seeking his first-ever PGA Championship title and his second-ever major.
He won the 2016 U.S. Open but has not finished higher than fifth in the PGA Championship.
Johnson fell one stroke short of beating Tiger Woods to take the 2019 Masters, finishing at -12 and tied for second with Koepka and Xander Schauffele.