Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson two ahead after chasing record round

Dustin Johnson threatened the lowest round in PGA Tour history on his way to opening up a two-shot lead in an incredible second round at The Northern Trust.

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Two eagles and seven birdies saw Johnson 11 under for the day after just 11 holes of his second round on a low-scoring day at TPC Boston, where Scottie Scheffler had set the clubhouse target after registering only the 12th ’59 round’ ever recorded on the PGA Tour.

Johnson required just one birdie over his final seven holes to match Scheffler’s total and see two sub-60 rounds recorded in the same day for the first time ever, only to close his day with seven straight pars and post a 11-under 60.

After rolling in from 10 feet at the first, Johnson drained a 40-foot eagle at the par-five next before following a 20-foot birdie at the third by driving the par-four fourth green and setting up a five-foot eagle.

Johnson converted from 15 feet to birdie the fifth and go seven under for his round but temporarily saw his run halted with a two-putt par at the sixth after hitting his tee shot into the fairway bunker.

A tap-in birdie at the seventh and a six-footer at the par-three next took him to nine under for the day, with Johnson equalling the lowest front-nine in PGA Tour history despite only making a par at the ninth.

Johnson’s incredible burst continued as he made a 15-foot birdie at the 10th and holed from 10 feet at the 11th move 11 under for his round, increasing the possibility of the first ’57 round’ being recorded on the PGA Tour.

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