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Northern Trust Championships: Lahiri and Woods make cut

Going great guns: Brooks Koepka recorded a six-under 65 to join Jamie Lovemark (66) atop the leaderboard .

Going great guns: Brooks Koepka recorded a six-under 65 to join Jamie Lovemark (66) atop the leaderboard .   | Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus

Koepka charges into a share of the lead with Lovemark

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri made the cut on the line after producing a second successive 71 in the second round of the Northern Trust Championships, the first event on the FedExCup play-offs.

Lahiri picked up three birdies against as many bogeys — including one at the 18th hole — to lie at Tied 67th, slipping seven places from the first round.

Tiger Woods (71) also shot a second successive even par round to stay around for weekend action.

Riding high on two Major trophies this season, Brooks Koepka played a stunning back nine to shoot six-under 65 and got to 10-under to join Jamie Lovemark (66) who is winless in 135 starts on PGA Tour. Lovemark had five birdies in a six-hole stretch around the turn.

Koepka, who has three Majors and just one regular PGA Tour win, has prepared for the FedExCup Playoffs like Majors by renting a house and bringing his own chef, trainer and regular crew.

Lahiri had a fine start with three birdies in four holes between fourth and seventh, but could not build on it. Lahiri hit 10 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation.

Woods hit the ball beautifully and had a birdie putt on every hole until the par-3 15th, when his tee shot went off the green against the collar and he finished with a three-putt bogey from just inside 30 feet on 18th. So, it was back to even par 71 despite birdies on seventh and 13th. He made the cut on the number, leaving him 10 shots behind.

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