(AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) Brooks Koepka, recently named the PGA Tour player of the year, gave himself the perfect opportunity to become the No. 1 player in the world when he shot a 7-under par 65 to move to within one shot of the lead in the CJ Cup on Friday.
At the Nine Bridges course, the three-time major champion made an eagle on his closing hole to finish on 8-under par 136 after two rounds, just one stroke behind Scott Piercy, who was bogey-free in matching Koepka's 65.
With the wind subsiding and the course playing much easier than on the opening day when the scoring average was 73.26, 44 players - more than half the field of 78 - had under-par rounds.