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Justin Thomas finds kind on the Fortinet Championship forward of the Ryder Cup as he shoots a second spherical 67; US team-mate Max Homa among the many 4 different gamers tied for sixth at eight below par; watch day three stay on Sky Sports activities Golf from 11pm

Final Up to date: 16/09/23 8:39am

Justin Thomas follows his shot from the second tee of the Silverado Resort North Course throughout the Fortinet Championship (AP Picture/Eric Risberg)

Justin Thomas discovered some much-needed kind forward of the Ryder Cup as he shot a second spherical 67 within the Fortinet Championship in Napa, California.

Fellow Ryder Cup participant Max Homa, the two-time defending champion, was among the many 5 gamers tied for sixth at eight below par together with Thomas.

Sadith Theegala shot a second-round 64 to tie SH Kim at 12 below par on prime of the leaderboard.

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Highlights from the second spherical of the Fortinet Championship from Silverado Resort, California.

Highlights from the second spherical of the Fortinet Championship from Silverado Resort, California.

However it was the presence of Thomas, winless on the PGA Tour this season and reliant on a wildcard choose from Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson, 4 strokes again in a tie for sixth which caught the attention.

Having hit simply three fairways in a gap 69, Thomas switched to an extended driver he has been experimenting with in current weeks.

“I might inform in a single video I used to be getting caught beneath it,” mentioned the double Main winner, who hit eight fairways within the second spherical. “If I drive it like I did as we speak, I am going to use it for the remainder of my profession.

“I had thought from just a bit 10-minute vary session that I felt like might get me by way of as we speak and it labored fairly nicely.

“That is part of what I believe has made me as profitable as I have been in my profession, I have been superb at adjusting on the fly.”

Justin Thomas shot a second spherical 67 to tie for sixth place

Homa carded a 66 on Friday. “It was good,” Homa mentioned. “I believed it was clear. I had a pair, a pair bizarre holes, however apart from that, I really feel like I did OK.

“I must play a bit cleaner if I’ll make a run this weekend, however the recreation feels fairly good. Simply taking good care of some sort of sloppy golf swings.”

The group at seven below par contains English duo Callum Tarren and Harry Corridor.

US Ryder Cup captain Johnson was amongst these to overlook the lower.

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