WILMINGTON, N.C. — Patrick Reed birdied his final two holes for a 5-under 67 to surge into the lead Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship, but not by much.

With one round remaining at Eagle Point, the tournament remains wide open, even for Dustin Johnson.

Reed stuffed a short iron into 4 feet on No. 17 and reached the 580-yard 18th hole in two for a two-putt birdie, giving him a one-shot lead over Jon Rahm of Spain and Alex Noren of Sweden.

Noren, a four-time winner on the European Tour last year who is No. 12 in the world, missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have tied him for the lead. He had a 69. Rahm closed with a birdie for a 69.

Reed, going for his sixth PGA Tour victory, was at 8-under 208. He might not even have the lead by the time he tees off Sunday.

The scores have been so tight that when the cut was made Saturday morning because of a three-hour rain delay, only seven shots separated the 36-hole leader (Francesco Molinari) from the players who made the cut on the number.

One of those who narrowly made the cut was Johnson, playing for the first time since a slip down the stairs bruised his back and knocked the world’s No. 1 player out of the Masters. Johnson, clearly not sharp at times having not competed in six weeks, made a pair of bogeys late in the second round for a 75 that ended his streak of 13 consecutive rounds at par or better.

He wasn’t making up much ground – nine straight pars after starting on No. 10 with a birdie – until he started hitting it close enough for tap-ins. He ended with a 10-foot birdie putt that gave him a 67. He was four shots behind, along with Phil Mickelson, who had a 69.

And they had lots of company.

Seventeen players were within four shots of the lead, which didn’t seem like much in the strong gusts that have kept scores down at Eagle Point, a course being used only this year for the Wells Fargo Championship because Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte is hosting the PGA Championship this summer.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: John Daly shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Kenny Perry in the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands, Texas.

The 51-year-old Daly is trying to win for the first time on the senior tour – and for the first time since the PGA Tour’s 2004 Buick Invitational.

He birdied five of the first seven holes on the back nine and closed with two pars to reach 11-under 133.

Perry eagled the par-5 first hole in a 65.

LPGA: Michelle Wie rallied to beat Angel Yin in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play to join Ariya Jutanugarn, Sei Young Kim and Mi Jung Hur in the semifinals, in Mexico City.

Four down after 11 holes at Club de Golf Mexico, Wie twice rallied to tie the long-hitting Yin and won with a birdie on the par-5 20th hole.