Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Stormy weather halts play at PGA Championship

Stormy weather halts play at PGA Championship

"However, I'm happy to just to be one stroke back and still have a chance and looking forward to tomorrow".

After a rain delay Friday afternoon softened the course and created prime scoring conditions, Spieth played even par once play resumed. It's a major and like I said it's a tough venue. "I hit 3-wood and I hit it right at the flag".

It would be too easy to criticise McIlroy's putting. "That may have helped".

Molinari has done virtually everything in golf including capturing a WGC title winning the World Cup of Golf with his brother Edoardo and late past year denying Masters Champion, Danny Willett to win his home Italian Open for a second time in his career. "Keep knocking on the door and someday it will open".

McIlroy was two-storkes over par heading into the hole after carding a bogey on No. 9 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. The PGA Championship victor at Whistling Straits two years ago shot a 66 and was two shots off the lead. Francesco Molinari was three shots back after his 64 tied Matsuyama for the day's best round.

The Kiwi golfer had six birdies and a bogey to shoot five-under 66 after a morning tee-off, jumping from a share of 80th to a share of 11th in the second round, which didn't quite finish on Saturday (NZT) early due to inclement weather. Fowler is five shots off the lead. Jason Day, at six strokes under par, isn't far behind. "I'm really fired up about it the way I'm hitting the golf ball", he said.

Lahiri derived some satisfaction from landing a birdie on both days at the final step of Green Mile - the 18th hole.

Kisner, born in SC, has looked comfortable close to home as he tries to secure his first major title.

"I'd love to know what he thought he could really do with that second shot. I'm just enjoying it".

He repaired most of the damage with birdies at the eighth and ninth but leaked another shot at the 10th before posting three successive birdies from the 14th. "That's already set. It's more so in between the ears, making sure I make the right decisions and not get ahead of myself". This is where he recorded his first PGA Tour victory, when he was on the verge of missing the cut until an eagle on his 16th hole got him into the weekend.

Spieth birdied two of his last three holes on Thursday to card an opening one-over-par 72.

Louis Oosthuizen joined Thomas at 5 under with an even-par 71.

The 30-year-old carded four birdies against three bogeys and a double-bogey to share the position with 10 others, including title favourites, World No.4 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and No.2 Jordan Spieth of the United States.

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