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TOUR Championship 2012: Day 2 Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

Mike Hoag@MikeHoagJrCorrespondent IISeptember 21, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Jim Furyk watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club on September 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Jim Furyk climbed to the top of the leaderboard with an impressive second-round 64 at the PGA's TOUR Championship on Friday afternoon.

Furyk began the day 11 places off the first-round lead jointly held by Tiger Woods and Justin Rose. Woods and Furyk swapped places after the second round of play at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Woods dropped 11 places on Friday—good enough for a tie for 12th place with the likes of Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler and Ryan Moore.

Unlike Woods, Round 1 co-leader Englishman Justin Rose has remained in close contention. After shooting an excellent 68, Rose finds himself alone in second place, just ahead of Bubba Watson and Bo Van Pelt.

Leaderboard

Top 10

Pos. Player Total Today
1 Jim Furyk -7 -6
2 Justin Rose -6 -2
T3 Bo Van Pelt -5 -2
T3 Bubba Watson -5 -4
T5 Dustin Johnson -4 -3
T5 Matt Kuchar -4 -1
T7 Rory McIlroy -3 -2
T7 Zach Johnson -3 -1
T7 Robert Garrigus -3 -1
T10 Carl Pettersson -2 -3
T10 Brandt Snedeker -2 E

Notables

Pos. Player Total Today
T12 Tiger Woods -1 +3
T16 Jason Dufner E E
T16 Phil Mickelson E +1
26 Keegan Bradley +3 +3
28 Lee Westwood +5 +3
29 Ernie Els +7 +5

Highlights
 

Keegan Bradley connected on the best putt of the day, a 54-foot birdie that arched and perfectly sunk into the 16th green hole.

                       

How good was Jim Furyk as he climbed the TOUR leaderboard on Day 2? Take a look.

                                              

Jason Dufner's 50-foot putt on the par-three sixth hole was four feet short of Bradley's but amazed just the same.

                                             

Outlook for the Weekend

To say that Jim Furyk has had a bad 2012 would be a severe and misleading understatement. His WGC-Bridgestone International collapse is one of the biggest of the year and perhaps in recent memory.

Furyk led the pack the entire way but folded in the end, shooting a double bogey on the final hole.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and other premier talents are still within striking distance and will have every opportunity to close the gap between themselves and the leader.

The rest of the pack will continue to jockey for position at the historical East Lake Golf Club. Is there another surprise out there? Another Furyk waiting in the wings who will shoot up the leaderboard on Saturday and Sunday?

Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner are all sitting at even par and could very well surge up the leaderboard over the weekend.

Mike Hoag is a Breaking News Team writer with Bleacher Report and also covers the Cleveland Browns and the NFL for the site.

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