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Johnson & Glover tied at the top

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Patrick Reed holds the lead at TPC Deere Run © Getty Images
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John Deere Classic leaderboard

Two former major champions are vying for supremacy as the John Deere Classic heads into the weekend.

Past Masters winner Zach Johnson and former US Open champion Lucas Glover are both tied at the top, after rounds of 66 and 62 respectively on Friday.

They are joined at the top by Patrick Reed, searching for his first PGA Tour victory. The American fired a blistering 63 at TPC Deere Run to leap out to 12-under - vindication for his unusual caddie arrangement, which sees wife Justine help with clubs and yardages.

"It's definitely a team," Patrick said of his playing arrangement. "I mean, she helps me with everything. I never check the wind. She tells me what the wind is. Most of the time, she helps me pick most of my clubs.

"She seems to know my distances better than I do. She's great at reading putts. So I kind of have the full package."

Matt Jones is a shot behind the three frontrunners after his Friday 65, with a group of players including Kevin Streelman, Jerry Kelly and David Hearn at ten-under.

Kelly joined Stricker in confirming he will not be playing at next week's Open Championship. He will stay at home to watch his son play in a baseball tournament instead.

Perhaps the most impressive performance of the day came from Morgan Hoffmann - who bounced back from a quadruple-bogey at the second to shoot 64. The former Walker Cup player is four-under for the tournament, having at one point dropped to six-over after opening with a 74.

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