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The Players Championship 2012, Leaderboard Update: Zach Johnson Takes The Lead After Second Round 66

The second round of the 2012 Players Championship has found former Masters champ Zach Johnson the new man to beat after firing a scorching 6-under 66 to vault atop the leaderboard at 8-under for the week.

Johnson had eight birdies and two bogies in total, including five of those birds on the back nine, coming in with a 32 on his back side this morning. He now finds himself two shots clear of the field as Cal Alum Charlie Wi, Aussie Adam Scott and four other players at 6-under for the week.

Phil Mickelson shot a second round 71 to move to 2-under for the tournament, while first round leader Ian Poulter had a double bogey on his first hole to drop back out of the lead.

Tiger Woods just teed off, sitting on the wrong side of the currently projected cut line of even par at 2-over for the tournament, and will need to avoid those mistakes if he wants to be around for the weekend. Woods has never missed the cut in consecutive starts in his professional career.

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