FedEx St. Jude Classic: Dustin Johnson grabs Round 2 lead

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Dustin Johnson (Getty Images)

Dustin Johnson vaulted ahead of the pack Friday to take the second-round lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The world’s second-ranked player shot a 7-under 63 Friday to take a one-shot lead at 10 under. Johnson shot a 6-under 29 on his inward nine, taking advantage of pristine scoring conditions.

Ryan Blaum and Andrew Putnam finished the day tied for second at 9 under. Both players shot 6-under 64s in Round 2. 

C.T. Pan and Wesley Bryan finished tied for fourth at 8 under.

Brandt Snedeker shot his best round of the year, tallying an 8-under 62 to get to 7 under. He had four birdies on both nines without recording a bogey.

After a slow start, Brooks Koepka shot a 1-under 69 to finish 5 under. Looking to tune up his game before trying to defend his U.S. Open title next week, Koepka looked sharp tee-to-green.

Phil Mickelson also made the cut at 4 under after an even-par 70.

Johnson has not won since the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii to start the 2018 calendar year.