Marcus Kinhult is within touching distance of his professional victory at the Open de France, but there are some big names lurking not far behind.
Lydia Ko put herself in the mix for a third major win after bouncing back from her opening round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Beau Hossler again put himself in the running for a first PGA Tour title after earning a share of the lead at the halfway point of the Quicken Loans National.
Marcus Kinhult will take a three shot lead into the weekend as the the second round of the HNA Open de France came to an close on Friday.
A change of putter failed to reverse Tiger Woods' fortunes after he finished day one of the Quicken Loans National seven shots adrift.
Bradley Dredge has a slender one stroke lead after the opening round of the NHA Open de France on Thursday.
Tiger Woods is testing new putters to help improve his play on the greens and return to the winner's circle for the first time in five years.
John Daly has withdrawn from this week's US Senior Open after his request to use a buggy during play was rejected.
A new tournament starting in Jordan next year will see male, female and senior players competing together.
Rory McIlroy insists he is not too far from his best despite fading after a good start at last week's Travelers Championship.