Golf fans were treated to a tightly-contested display of golf in the first FedEx Cup Playoff event of the season, where Patrick Reed outlasted Abraham Ancer by one stroke. Starting the day with a one-shot lead over Ancer, Reed opened with a birdie at the first, but back-to-back bogeys on the 2nd and 3rd holes brought him into a tie for the lead. He added a birdie on 5, a bogey on 6, and a birdie on the 8th to make the turn in even par, one shot behind Jon Rahm, but one ahead of Abraham Ancer. Rahm began to struggle, a steady string of pars combined with a birdie at 14gave Reed the outright lead, and another birdie on 16 provided the cushion he needed. Two more pars to close resulted in a 2-under 69 and his 7th career PGATour victory. With his win, Patrick Reed moved up to 2nd in the FedEx Cup rankings, trailing only Brooks Koepka.
Tiger Woods withdrew from the event before his 2nd round, citing a minor oblique strain. He is expected to play in next week’s BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club, just outside Chicago, Illinois.