Hadley 2 shots in front of DJ at Palmetto Championship

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Chesson Hadley is off to his best start on the PGA Tour since 2016, shooting a 5-under 66 on Friday for a two-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson in the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. Hadley was at 11-under 131 at Congaree Golf Club, his lowest total through 36 holes since the The RSM Classic in 2016. The top-ranked Johnson, who opened his afternoon round five shots behind early starter Hadley, was tied for the top at 11 under through 17 holes. But the South Carolina native closed with a double-bogey 6 for a 68. Still, at 9-under 133, he had his best 36-hole start since winning the Travelers almost a year ago.