With some of the world's best players on his tail, Scottie Scheffler saw his lead cut to two shots Friday in the second round of the Tour Championship

Scheffler's 66 put him at 19 under, but playing partner Xander Schauffele, buoyed by a birdie-birdie-eagle finish, carded a 7-under 63 to jump to 17 under.

With some of the world's best players on his tail, Scottie Scheffler saw his lead cut to two shots Friday in the second round of the Tour Championship

Scheffler, the world No. 1, opened the FedEx Cup Final with a two-shot lead in the points race and moved up by five after one round. After a few wayward tee shots Friday,

Schauffele won the Tour Championship in 2017 before being tied for the FedEx Cup win outright, and he posted the lowest 72-hole score in 2020.

Scheffler led the field by eight strokes at the start of Friday's round. He birdied Nos. 2, 3, and 6 to get to 18 under while Schauffele was slower.

But Schauffele carded a 6-under 29 on the back nine while Scheffler birdied the 12th to slow down with six straight pars. He missed the fairway on Nos. 13 and 14

Scheffler led the field by eight strokes at the start of Friday's round. He birdied Nos. 2, 3, and 6 to get to 18 under while Schauffele was slower.