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Round 2 | Second round begins Friday for the John Deere Classic

As of Thursday night, Jonas Blixt is leading the scoreboard after an opening of 62.

SILVIS, Ill. β€” The John Deere Classic is back in full swing for 2023, and we're keeping an eye on the big news of the day. 

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Quick facts: 

  • Friday marks the second day of the pro tournament. Here's a look at the highlights
  • ICYMI: It turns out the real magic of the Classic isn't always on the course! It's all part of the fishy tradition making this tournament a PGA favorite.
  • Country stars Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker are performing over the weekend.

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Jim Herman finishes the day T9 after starting T89

Denny McCarthy bounces back with five birdies in a row

Zach Johnson making a push for the weekend with a long birdie putt

Jim Herman has shot seven straight birdies and jumped 82 spots up the leaderboard

Garrick Higgo is currently in solo second and two behind the lead

Michael Thorbjornsen is -8 at 73-63

The 21-year-old is competing on a sponsor exemption and has vaulted 112 spots up the leaderboard.

Zach Johnson putts it low and slow from 56 feet

A compilation of Ludvig Aberg's long and straight shots

William Mouw is bogey-free through 36 holes

He made the cut in four Korn Ferry starts and posted all 16 rounds under par.

Brandt Snedeker pops the ball up to a foot away from the hole

Ludvig Aberg and Cameron Young take time to sign some autographs

Signed for every single kid after the round

William Mouw is at T2 with back-to-back rounds of 66

Yuto Katsuragawa shot -8 in round two for a total of 63

The 24-year-old was the rookie of the year on the Japan Golf Tour last year.

Cameron Young's 129 is one stroke shy of his best opening 36 hole on TOUR

His current best is 128 from the 2022 Genesis Invitational.

John Deere reminds audiences of what to know for this weekend's Concerts on the Course

Adam Hadwin's ball teeters on the edge of the hole

He had to make another shot for par

William Mouw is making his second TOUR start on a sponsor exception based on his No. 6 ranking from PGA TOUR U

He's currently T5 after a strong start at the JDC.

Ludvig Aberg is at -7 and 64

The 23-year-old rookie is T2 with Peter Kuest after a strong start

Young currently leads by three in the clubhouse

65-64 for Cameron Young.

Aberg finishes with 8th birdie of the day

Closing in style! 

Peter Kuest is currently tied for second at the JDC

He may receive a special temporary membership if he makes the weekend cut.

Ludvig Aberg sends the ball flying at 325 MPH

Lucas Glover is seeing more success with a new long putter

Joel Dahmen sinks the ball with a confident putt

Scott Piercy withdraws with a back injury during the second round of the JDC.

Cameron Young jumps out to a two-shot lead

The crowds are full at TPC Deere Run

Cameron Young pops the ball out of a bunker with the creative use of a 9-iron

Former champs Lucas Glover and J.T. Poston, along with Cameron Young, are going low this morning and making the turn

J.T. Poston uses the slope of the green to turn a tough shot golden

Ludvig Aberg lands back-to-back shots that stop on a dime

Cameron Young gets birdies on first three holes

Young is now tied in the lead with -9.

Saucy stuff from Sam Wise

Sid spin and IN! 

Reminiscing Caitlin Clark's performance at the Pro-Am

Lucas Glover gets so close to an eagle hole-out

Back-to-back birdies from Cameron Young

Rookie with a veteran touch: Ludvig Aberg

The 23-year-old made this look easy.

DON'T FORGET: All online pledges are due today!

JDC tweeted that pledges for Birdies for Charity are due today. Any mailed-in forms must be postmarked by July 7 to be eligible. 

Scoreboard recap

Round 1️⃣ Leaderboard⁠ Jonas Blixt leads the way after an opening 62.⁠ ⁠ #JDC23

Posted by John Deere Classic onΒ Thursday, July 6, 2023

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