Brendon Todd took the helm of the WGC St. Jude Invitational after the second round. He is ahead of Rickie Fowler and Chez Reavie. Victor Perez is 62nd. American Brendon Todd took control of the WGC St. Jude Invitational tournament after a difficult second round for Brooks Koepka, who was brilliant the day before, and catastrophic for world number 1 Jon Rahm, in Memphis. Ambushed in 2nd place after Koepka’s demonstration on Thursday, Todd showed solidity on Friday, unlike his compatriot. A card of 65, i.e. five strokes under the par resulting from five birdies, allowed him to take the lead (-11). ” I had to secure it several times at the start of the course … So far I can putt well ”, he congratulated himself. The 35-year-old golfer, looking for a third success this season after the Mayakoba Classic and the Bermuda Championship, is followed two strokes by Rickie Fowler with whom he shared 2nd place the day before. Defending champion Brooks Koepka finds himself in 3rd, four strokes behind the leader, along with South Korean Byeong-hun An and another American, Chez Reavie. He returned a card of 71 (+1), after committing two bogeys and a double bogey between the 2nd and 7th holes. As for Jon Rahm, who releases his brand new status of world number 1, acquired two weeks ago with his victory at the Memorial, his tournament is going from bad to worse. After his neutral card returned the day before, he finished with four hits over by this Friday, notably weighed down by three doubles bogeys which drop him to 62nd place. Victor Perez is 62nd after a 71 (+1) card.