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Dustin Johnson sets course record and ties for lead at BMW

  • Dustin Johnson watches his drive off the tee on the fifth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Dustin Johnson watches his drive off the tee on the fifth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dustin Johnson sinks a putt on the fourth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Dustin Johnson sinks a putt on the fourth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Roberto Castro hits off the tee on the eighth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Roberto Castro hits off the tee on the eighth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson made two eagles and set the course record at Crooked Stick with a 9-under 63 on Friday to share the 36- hole lead with Roberto Castro in the BMW Championship.

Johnson didn't even realize he set the record until Crooked Stick golf director Tony Pancake told him on the way to the clubhouse.

All that mattered was seeing putts go in with his new putter, and taking a big step toward a third victory. That could go a long way toward winning PGA Tour player of the year.

Castro, who shot another 65 in rain-softened conditions, is No. 53 in the FedEx Cup. He is trying to get into the top 30 to advance to the Tour Championship at East Lake.