Johnson takes 1-shot lead over Koepka in HSBC Champions

Published 4:06 a.m. ET Oct. 27, 2017 | Updated 6:23 a.m. ET Oct. 27, 2017

SHANGHAI (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, close friends who live down the street from each other in Florida, are in the final group going into the weekend at the HSBC Champions. They are separated by one shot, so it might feel like one of their money matches when they play together at home.

There’s just one problem with that.

“We don’t really play much golf,” Johnson said after his 9-under 63 for a one-shot lead Friday at Sheshan International. “We go to the gym and we hang out, but we don’t go to the golf course together. We played last Saturday, and that was the first time we played in … I couldn’t tell you how long. All year, probably.”

They won both their matches as…

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