Players' Championship: Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood tied for first at 12 | Golf


Saturday announces it as a good day at the Players Championship.

World No. 6 Rory McIlroy and No. 13 Tommy Fleetwood are tied for the lead at 12 under the final after two rounds.

The 7-under 65s of McIlroy were one of the best rounds of the day and helped him reduce the lead of two Fleetwood shots on him after the first round.

A birdie at age 17 places him in a tie for the head with Fleetwood. He came out in 31 after being stopped at number 16.

Fleetwood himself had an eagle that day, but the bogeys of # 9 and # 15 dropped his round to a respectable under-67.

While the 28-year-old has never won on the PGA Tour, he plays well after being ranked in the top 10 of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

While the two young men play well, Jim Furyk, 48, would not be outdone.

The single-swinging veteran achieved the best lap on the course with a total of under 64 and was tied for third with Ian Poulter, Brian Harman and Abraham Ancer.

Furyk left without a bogey that day with eight birdies to keep pace with Poulter who started his day with four birdies on his first five holes.

Elsewhere on the course, Tiger Woods is tied for 39th at 3 under, but if there had not been a quadruple bogey on the infamous Green Island of No. 17, it would have been that's five shots from McIlroy and Fleetwood in a tie for the 10th.

In addition, after being forced to retire after last week's tournament, Jason Day is tied for seventh place at 8 under 8 after shooting a ball under 66 years.

Dustin Johnson is a shot behind Day in a tie for 10th to 7th under the tournament.