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Golf: Johnson shares lead with Reed, Glover at John Deere Classic
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Silvis, Ill. • Zach Johnson has evolved into one of the most consistent players the John Deere Classic has ever seen.

Johnson put together another steady round Friday, maintaining a share of the lead despite standout efforts from rookie Patrick Reed and Lucas Glover.

Johnson, the defending champion, shot a 5-under 66 to join Reed and Glover atop the leaderboard at 12-under 130 following second-round play.

It "was a day of just hanging in there and letting things come. But I like the fact that I don't have to be perfect and I can still play here," Johnson said.

Reed shot a 63 in the morning session, just one year after missing the cut at TPC Deere Run — and Glover finished a shot better at 9 under on Friday.

Australia's Matt Jones is a shot back at 11 under. Troy Matteson leads a pack at 10-under, while Steve Stricker is among those contending at 9 under.

Johnson has shot 18 consecutive rounds in the 60s at Deere Run — largely by avoiding big mistakes and scrambling out of small ones — and his ninth bogey-free round Friday was a tournament record.

"I'm just comfortable. I'm comfortable with every tee shot. I'm comfortable with every wind, and clearly I'm comfortable on the greens," Johnson said.

LPGA Tour

Catriona Matthew shot a 64 Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario.

Matthew's 15-under 127 at the tournament's midway point blew away her previous career-best 36-hole mark on tour by five strokes. American Angela Stanford shot a 67 and was second. —

Leaderboard

John Deere Classic

Patrick Reed -12

Zach Johnson -12

Lucas Glover -12

Matt Jones -11

Also

Daniel Summerhays -10

Golf • Reed, Glover catch up with defending champ.
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