Matsuyama charges into PGA lead

Lawrence Kim
August 13, 2017

He chipped down to a foot and tapped it in for his par. "5-9) in 1-under, circling the par-5 seventh from 11'6".

Starting on the back nine, he pulled off a miracle shot from the cart path on the 10th to save par for his opening hole of the day. "This is my first experience leading a major, or tied for the lead, after 36 holes".

Rory McIlroy, a two-time victor at Quail Hollow, and defending champion Jimmy Walker are among those who start in the afternoon half of the draw.

Matsuyama, Kisner and Day will tee off together at 2 PM ET (1800 GMT).

Daly left Quail Hollow without speaking to reporters but was heard telling his fiancée that he wanted to "get out of here", using a profanity to express his frustration with the course and heading straight for the parking lot.

Spieth came into the tournament needing a victory in the PGA Championship to achieve the career Grand Slam.

Tony Finau nearly had the second hole-in-one of the PGA Championship.

But having shot previous rounds of 61 and 62 at the course in North Carolina, McIlroy conceded that the revamped 7,600-yard layout was a very different proposition.

Stroud was bogey free with three birdies on a golf course he's as comfortable with as Woodland is.

Jamie Lovemark of the United States plays his second shot from a bunker on the fifth hole.

Fellow Australian Adam Scott plummeted down the leaderboard with a 76 to share 70th at five-over.

The only other eagle on the day belongs to Hideto Tanihara.

Rory McIlroy is 10 shots off the lead at two over after a second successive 72, while Jordan Spieth has much work to do if he is to complete a career Grand Slam. So rather than get disqualified for coming in late on his round Friday at the PGA Championship, he did this. 16 and 17 and seven shots out of the lead. Quail Hollow played to an average score of 74.7, making the event look like the toughest test of the year in the majors.

Wiesberger was on the cut line of 5-over par when he returned to complete the rain-delayed second round at Quail Hollow. He played his first 12 holes in three-over par, but quickly rediscovered his form.

Somehow, all three players made par on the 18th, one of the most hard closing holes in all of golf. And we were walking up, and we were talking about like if we can get a tee shot on 18 we could finish the round.

That ended his streak of 28 consecutive cuts made dating to last year's PGA Championship.

The Ohio-based Queenslander has only managed top-30 results at the Masters and British Opens and he missed the cut at the US Open.

A single bogey on the 13th was the only blemish on his card and Kisner, who claimed the prestigious Colonial title, combined with two other runner-up spots on the PGA this season, feels he is on a roll. Scott is taking off the next three weeks to be with his expectant wife.

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