Pebble Beach Professional-Am: Dustin Johnson shares lead as Rory McIlroy five-putts

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American Dustin Johnson (Getty Photographs)

Dustin Johnson fired a 7-beneath sixty four to climb right into a share of the Pebble Beach Professional-Am lead after the second spherical.

The world No. 1 made eight birdies Friday on the Monterey Peninsula Nation Membership course to maneuver into 12 beneath in Pebble Beach, Calif.

A two-time winner of the PGA Tour occasion, Johnson began on the again 9 and holed 5 birdies, earlier than three in 4 helped him into the lead.

Johnson has made a high quality begin to this yr, profitable the Event of Champions earlier than a prime-10 end on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Becoming a member of him atop the leaderboard is fellow American Beau Hossler, who carded a 5-underneath sixty seven on the Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Hossler backed up his opening-spherical sixty five with a bogey-free Friday.

Troy Merritt (sixty seven on Spyglass Hill) and Julian Suri (sixty seven on Monterey Peninsula) are two photographs again in a tie for third.

An extra shot adrift are the likes of 4-time champion Phil Mickelson, Spaniard Jon Rahm and Australian Jason Day.

Rahm, the in-type world No. 2, carded a second straight sixty seven to be within the six-man group at 9 beneath.

Day and Mickelson fired 6-underneath 65s on Monterey Peninsula, with Aaron Sensible, Kevin Streelman and Steve Stricker becoming a member of the group in a tie for fifth.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth managed to get going, capturing a 5-beneath sixty six on Monterey Peninsula to be tied for twenty third.

Making his first PGA Tour look of the season, Rory McIlroy struggled on the identical course.

The Northern Irish 4-time main champion carded a seventy four to slide again to at least one underneath as he endured a forgettable few moments on the par-four fifth gap.

McIlroy had an eagle putt on the gap, however left with a double bogey after an implosion, earlier than two extra bogeys adopted to complete his spherical.