Dustin Johnson leads Dell Technologies Championship as rivals struggle

McIlroy after missing a putt on the tenth

He converted a putt from five feet for eagle at No. 18 to make the turn at four-under.

The native Idyllwilder posted four birdies and an eagle against four bogeys to pull into a tie for 12th place, three shots off the pace, going into Saturday's second round.

Garcia is joined at four under by Marc Leishman, Kyle Stanley and Jon Rahm after the latter birdied four of his last five holes. British Open champion Jordan Spieth, who lost to Johnson in a sudden-death playoff last week on Long Island, didn't make a birdie until his 13th hole and shot 72.

Sutherland closed with a par on the par-3 ninth to finish a stroke off the course record of 61 set by Fred Couples in 2014.

"Just came out here and rolled a few balls".

"Just did a little bit more work on the speed, charted the greens a little bit more than I probably would have otherwise here this week", he said on Friday following his round. But after last week, obviously I've got a lot of confidence now.

"I finally feel like I'm swinging the club how I was, you know, when I was playing really well at the beginning of the year", Johnson said. "I'm able to see the arc of the shot I'm trying to hit and have that picture in my head, which I have not been able to do", he said. They've been working together at TPC Boston since last Saturday - it's their second session in the last month.

Mickelson got up-and-down five of six times on Friday, including on the 15th after leaving his approach short on the par 4, and at the par-5 seventh for one of his three birdies.

Mickelson first revealed he had arthritis ahead of the PGA Championship seven years ago, and he has managed to keep it under control. It helped that the 22-year-old Spaniard birdied four of his last five holes in the afternoon as the temperature warmed slightly and the wind never went away.

It is the worst score on a hole this season on the PGA Tour.

As easy as it looked for Johnson, it was anything but that for Kelly Kraft.

Mickelson needs to play well this week and in two weeks at the BMW Championship in order to qualify for the Tour Championship for the eighth time in 11 FedEx Cup seasons. Kraft hit his third into the water and his fifth shot over the green. He tried to send a shot from a native area, took another penalty drop to go back to the fairway and hit that one into the water.

Ryan Moore also withdrew following an 82 that included three double bogeys and a triple at No. 5. Mickelson and his wife started the foundation in 2004 with an aim toward helping families recover from loss of life, limbs or lack of opportunity.

"A shot I'm very familiar with", he said.



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