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Rookie Davis Thompson leads Jon Rahm by two shots after two rounds at the American Express

PGA Tour rookie Davis Thompson has been dialed in.

After a 10-under 62 at La Quinta Country Club on Thursday, the PGA Tour rookie followed that up with an 8-under 64 on Friday, putting him at 18-under for the tournament.

Thompson's had a historic two rounds in the desert, making five eagles through 36 holes, which ties a PGA Tour record.

The 23-year-old, in just his 7th start on the PGA Tour, carries a two shot lead heading to the weekend.

However, red-hot Jon Rahm is right behind him in solo 2nd at 16-under par.

Rahm is coming off a win in Maui two weeks ago and has been playing high level golf to start the year. The World No. 4 and eight-time PGA TOUR winner, including 2021 U.S. Open and 2018 The American Express.

Stay with Sports Director Blake Arthur and Bailey Arredondo for continuing coverage throughout the week.

Reminder: Since this is a Pro-Am event with three golf courses, the cut will not be made until the completion of third round play on Saturday.

TOURNAMENT DATES:01/19/2023-01/22/2023
COURSE:PGA WEST (Pete Dye SC, Nicklaus TC, La Quinta CC)
PRIZE MONEY/1ST:$8,000,000 /$1,440,000
Article Topic Follows: American Express

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