Johnson and List Hold First, Canadian du Toit Close Behind
As the PGA Tour heads to the weekend, Dustin Johnson finds himself once again at the top of the leaderboard. Both Johnson and Luke List currently sit at seven-under-par for the weekend after shooting identical scores on both days one and two.
Johnson set himself up to run away with the trophy before the weekend even started by shooting a three-under-par on the front but ran into some trouble on the back nine. Over the course of holes 11 to 13, Johnson shot four-over par, killing every bit of his momentum. Johnson remained undeterred despite the brief collapse and played to his strengths by notching birdies on the last two par-five holes to put him at one-under on the day. List also happened to find himself in a jam from holes 11-14, bogeying them all short of the par-three 12th.
Canadian amateur and former Arizona State Sun Devil, Jared du Toit has found himself in the mix, just one back of the leaders, List and Johnson. Du Toit started the day on a very rough note after triple-bogeying the par-five second hole but stood strong in the face of the Golf Gods and climbed his way back out of the hole he dug himself into to shoot a one-under-par 71. If du Toit can manage to upend the current leaders and snag the trophy, he will be the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 59 years.
Unfortunately for Canada, du Toit seems to be their only hope, given he’s one of the four Canadians that made the two-over-par cut and the only one within four strokes of the lead.
Another former Sun Devil, Jon Rahm has also found a nice spot near the top of the leaderboard in a three-way tie with his former teammate, du Toit and Kelly Kraft, at six-under-par.
Play resumes tomorrow at Glen Abbey Golf Club at 7:05 a.m. EST with Ernie Els and Scott Pinckney, with television coverage from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the golf channel and 3 to 6 p.m. on CBS.