Tracker: Johnson, two others lead John Deere

Zach Johnson tees off on the 15th hole during the John Deere Classic.

Zach Johnson remained on top after the second round of the John Deere Classic, but he is joined by a pair of players who went low Friday at TPC Deere Run.

Patrick Reed carded an 8-under 63 and Lucas Glover shot 62 to grab a share of the lead along with Johnson at 12 under.

Johnson, the defending champion, shot 5-under 66 and hasn't made a bogey in 36 holes. It was Johnson's ninth bogey-free round at the John Deere, a tournament record.

Matt Jones is solo fourth at 11 under.

Other storylines include amateur and Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers making his first PGA Tour cut, amateur and Alabama junior Justin Thomas missing his first Tour cut and Steve Stricker, a three-time winner here, moving to 9 under after shooting 66.

See how it all unfolded Friday in Silvis, Ill.:

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Update No. 36: 7:42 p.m. EDT

Amateur Patrick Rodgers has three birdies in his last four holes. At 6 under, he's in good position to make the first cut of his PGA Tour career. The current projected cut is 4 under with 71 players currently in position to make the weekend.

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Update No. 35: 7:05 p.m. EDT

The three leaders are now in the clubhouse at 12 under: Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson and Lucas Glover.

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Update No. 34: 6:57 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-4 fourth moves amateur Patrick Rodgers back to 4 under and even par for the round. The projected cut has moved to 4 under, too, with 71 players currently projected to make the weekend. Should the cut line stay the same, amateur Justin Thomas, who is 3 under, would miss his first cut in four PGA Tour starts. John Huh, Derek Ernst and Ted Potter Jr., all of whom are 3 under and finished for the day, would also miss the cut.

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Update No. 33: 6:26 p.m. EDT

There are 85 players currently projected to make the cut at 3 under or better. Among those right on the number are amateur Justin Thomas and Patrick Rodgers. Thomas is finished for the day, but Rodgers is just 11 holes into his second round.

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Update No. 32: 6:24 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover makes it a three-way tie atop the leaderboard at 12 under after birdies at Nos. 6-7. Glover is 9 under through 16 holes today.

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Update No. 31: 6:14 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson birdies the par-5 17th for the second straight day and that moves him to 12 under, 5 under through 17 holes today. Johnson is now tied with clubhouse leader Patrick Reed for the lead.

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Update No. 30: 6:04 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson is now just one shot back at 11 under after a birdie at No. 14. He's got two holes left today and is still bogey-free.

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Update No. 29: 5:30 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover is 7 under through 13 holes and has moved to 10 under.

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Update No. 28: 5:10 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-3 12th moves Zach Johnson to 10 under. Johnson is bogey-free through his first 31 holes of the tournament, including 13 today.

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Update No. 27: 4:47 p.m. EDT

Justin Thomas, a junior at Alabama, shot 4-under 67 today to move to 3 under. He's currently right on the projected cut line. Fellow amateur, Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers, is still 4 under, playing his first five holes today in even par.

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Update No. 26: 4:04 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson birdies the par-4 eighth to move to 9 under. Johnson has yet to make a bogey in his first 26 holes of this tournament.

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Update No. 25: 3:40 p.m. EDT

With three birdies in his first seven holes, Steve Stricker, a three-time winner of this event, moves to 7 under, five shots back of leader Patrick Reed.

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Update No. 24: 3:28 p.m. EDT

After a first-round 67, Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers has just begun his second round. He's currently on his opening hole, No. 10.

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Update No. 23: 3:25 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson is 1 under through six holes today, but the defending champion is four shots back of the lead at 8 under after players shoot really low numbers this morning.

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Update No. 22: 3:03 p.m. EDT

First-round co-leader Camilo Villegas starts his day at the par-5 No. 10 hole to remain 7 under, good for T-10.

The low man on the course among the afternoon groups is Zach Johnson, Thursday's other co-leader; he's in ninth, 8 under through four holes with a birdie at No. 2.

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Update No. 21: 2:57 p.m. EDT

Let's check in on golfers ranked in the top 35 of the Official World Golf Ranking who are here this week at TPC Deere Run:

  • Louis Oosthuizen: T-105, even par (72-70)
  • Steve Stricker: T-25, 5 under (through four holes today)
  • Keegan Bradley: T-51, 3 under (through three today)
  • Nick Watney: T-25, 5 under (67-70)
  • Zach Johnson: 9th, 8 under through four today

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Update No. 20: 2:42 p.m. EDT

Matt Bettencourt moves to T-9 at 8 under, alongside first-round co-leader Zach Johnson, with birdies at Nos. 1 and 4.

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Update No. 19: 2:31 p.m. EDT

Chez Reavie puts the wraps on a 61 – the low round of the day by two over leader Patrick Reed – with a birdie at No. 9. Reavie heads to the clubhouse T-7 at 9 under, three back of Reed; the Arizona State product finished T-11 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in May.

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Update No. 18: 2:24 p.m. EDT

With most of the morning golfers among the top of the leaderboard having wrapped up their rounds, let's take a look at the frontrunners:

  • Leader, Patrick Reed: 12 under (67-63)
  • 2, Matt Jones: 11 under (66-65)
  • T-3, David Hearn: 10 under (66-66)
  • T-3, Jerry Kelly: 10 under (68-64)
  • T-3, Troy Matteson: 10 under (68-64)
  • T-3, Kevin Streelman: 10 under (66-66)
  • 7, Chris Kirk: 9 under (67-66)
  • T-8, Chez Reavie: 8 under with 1 to play
  • T-8, Zach Johnson: 8 under after birdieing his second hole of the day

Seven more golfers are T-10 at 7 under, including first-round co-leader Camilo Villegas, who tees off shortly.

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Update No. 17: 2:02 p.m. EDT

David Hearn moves to 10 under with a birdie at the par-3 No. 7 hole and follows with a par to stand T-3, two shots back of leader Patrick Reed. Hearn, a Canadian who finished T-8 at the Puerto Rico Open in March, will attempt to close the gap a little more at his final hole of the day.

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Update No. 16: 1:50 p.m. EDT

Jerry Kelly birdies the 18th to end his day with a 64, heading to the clubhouse at 10 under and T-3. The Wisconsiner who attended Hartford finished fifth at the RBC Heritage; he's a three-time Tour winner.

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Update No. 15: 1:43 p.m. EDT

Matt Jones birdies again at No. 7 to pull to 11 under, within a shot of leader Patrick Reed. Jones finished T-2 at last week's Greenbrier Classic.

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Update No. 14: 1:35 p.m. EDT

Chris Kirk cards a 66 capped by three straight pars. The Georgia product heads to the clubhouse T-6 at 9 under.

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Update No. 13: 1:19 p.m. EDT

Troy Matteson and Kevin Streelman head to the clubhouse two shots back of leader Patrick Reed, Matteson finishing with birdie for 64 and Streelman with par for 66.

Matt Jones also moves to 10 under with birdies at Nos. 4-5 getting him to 5 under for the day with four to play.

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Update No. 12: 1:01 p.m. EDT

A birdie at No. 8 pulls Kevin Streelman within two shots of leader Patrick Reed with one to play.

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Update No. 11: 12:48 p.m. EDT

Bryce Molder's outside shot at a 59 likely ends with a bogey at No. 5 that has him 6 under with four to play, T-11 and 7 under for the tournament.

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Update No. 10: 12:39 p.m. EDT

Leader Patrick Reed closes with four straight pars for a 63, heading to the clubhouse with a three-shot edge over five golfers. First-round co-leaders Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas tee off five shots back in about an hour and two hours, respectively.

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Update No. 9: 12:29 p.m. EDT

David Hearn also moves to T-2 at 9 under, his birdie at No. 2 getting him to 4 under through 11 holes today. He's three back of leader Patrick Reed, who's 12 under and playing his last hole of the day.

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Update No. 8: 12:23 p.m. EDT

Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14-15 move Chris Kirk to T-2 at 9 under, alongside Jerry Kelly and Kevin Sutherland. Kirk finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February.

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Update No. 7: 12:14 p.m. EDT

The group at 8 under expands to seven golfers, Bryce Molder among them after a birdie at No. 3 gets him to 7 under for the day with six to play – and puts him within reach of a 59, though no par-5s remain.

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Update No. 6: 12:01 p.m. EDT

David Hearn moves to T-4 at 8 under with a birdie at No. 18, his third in five holes as he makes the turn. He's among three golfers who are four shots back of leader Patrick Reed.

Bryce Molder is among seven golfers another shot back at 7 under, his birdie at No. 2 getting him to 6 under for the day.

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Update No. 5: 11:49 a.m. EDT

Leader Patrick Reed's fourth birdie in five holes comes at No. 6, pushing him to 12 under.

His lead remains 3 shots as Jerry Kelly and Kevin Sutherland keep pace by birdieing Nos. 11 and 5, respectively.

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Update No. 4: 11:41 a.m. EDT

A birdie at No. 5 pushes leader Patrick Reed's margin to 3 shots; he's 11 under with four holes to play.

Tom Gillis, Troy Matteson and Kevin Sutherland are at 8 under through 12, 13 and 13 holes respectively.

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Update No. 3: 11:11 a.m. EDT

Eight golfers now stand T-3 on the 7-under mark: Tom Gillis, David Hearn, Jerry Kelly, Chris Kirk, Matt Jones and Kevin Sutherland are all on the course, with Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas starting their rounds later.

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Update No. 2: 11:05 a.m. EDT

Leader Patrick Reed birdies again at No. 3 to move to 10 under, his lead still two shots as Troy Matteson moves to 8 under with a birdie at No. 10.

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Update No. 1: 10:52 a.m. EDT

Patrick Reed birdies No. 2 to move into the lead at 9 under; he's 5 under for the day through 11 holes. Matt Jones, Jerry Kelly, Chris Kirk and Troy Matteson are two shots back and on the course, with first-round leaders Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas also on that mark with afternoon tee times.

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Early risers

Troy Matteson and Patrick Reed have moved into the lead at 8 over. Matteson is 5 under through eight holes – keyed by a hole-in-one on No. 3. Reed, 4 under through 10 holes, eagled No. 17 before making the turn.

Kevin Sutherland is 5 under at the turn to rise to 6 under overall. Harris English, John Huh, Jerry Kelly and Nicholas Thompson are 4 under for their rounds.

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Slow starters

Rory Sabbatini, Kyle Stanley and Shawn Stefani are 3 over on their front nines, while Brian Harman, Louis Oosthuizen and Joey Snyder III are 2 over early in their rounds.

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Weather conditions

It's hard to find a nicer day for golf than this: Highs will be in the low 80s with light wind and moderate humidity.

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Thursday coverage

5 Things: Johnson, Villegas fire 64s at John Deere Classic

Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas got off to hot starts at the John Deere Classic on Thursday, posting 7-under 64s to share the 18-hole lead at TPC Deere Run.

• How it happened: Zach Johnson shares John Deere Classic lead

Zach Johnson is off to a good start in his title defense at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., shooting 7-under 64 to grab a share of the first-round lead. See how it happened!

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Pre-tournament coverage

Stricker, Spieth register as favorites at John Deere Classic

Three-time John Deere Classic champ Steve Stricker is a heavy favorite to add a fourth this week, while Jordan Spieth also receives some love from our panel of experts.

Spieth on Thomas, Rodgers: Decision to turn pro 'up to them'

Jordan Spieth offers his thoughts on Justin Thomas and Patrick Rodgers, who will play in this week's John Deere Classic and have big decisions coming up on whether to turn pro or not.

Florida graduate T.J. Vogel to make pro debut at John Deere

Former Florida Gator T.J. Vogel will make his professional debut this week at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic on a sponsor exemption.

Weekend woes plague the likes of Spieth, Woods, Rose

19-year-old Jordan Spieth is the latest example of a player making a move in Rounds 1 and 2, only to struggle on the weekends. But, he isn't alone, as the likes of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods are in the same boat.

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