The second stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs are upon us, where the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings punched their ticket for the right to battle it out at the BMW Championship in Illinois, hoping to claim a spot in the coveted top 30, which earns them a berth in next week’s Tour Championship.

Here’s everything you missed from Thursday’s action at Medinah.

Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak share the lead

A bogey-free, seven-birdie round propelled Justin Thomas to the top of the leaderboard, while Jason Kokrak carded six birdies, an eagle and a bogey en route to his round of seven-under-par 65 to match Thomas.

Thomas has nine Tour wins on his resume, but hasn’t notched a victory since the 2017 CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. He has five top-10 finishes thus far this season.

Kokrak also has five top 10s this season, but is still seeking his maiden PGA Tour victory.

JT is already solidly within the FedEx Cup top 30 at No. 15. A win this week would launch him all the way to No. 1 heading into the Tour Championship. Kokrak is currently on the outside looking in at No. 32, but a win this week would lift him to No. 3.



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