Stroud is one off lead at PGA Championship


Jordan Spieth is going to need a weekend miracle to win the 2017 PGA Championship after carding a two-over 73 in Friday's second round to leave him at three over for the tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Find out all that and more on Saturday and Sunday at Quail Hollow.

Teeing off on the 10th, Smith rolled in for birdie from eight feet and when he did likewise from 16 foot on the 13th, the major championship rooke was incredibly within two strokes of teh top of the leaderboard.

Thomas carded birdies on the par-5 15th and par-4 second holes, and bogeys on the par-3 17th and fourth holes before finishing with a tap-in birdie after almost holing out for eagle from 185 yards on the par-4 ninth hole.

"It's very hard to get the ball close to the hole with your approach shots.

Make sure the worst score you make is a bogey and give yourself a couple of good chances on the easier holes", Koepka said.

"It's a very demanding golf course".

SHOT OF THE DAY: Rory McIlroy's third shot on the par-5 10th hole. I missed a lot of putts, had a bunch of three-putts.

"I think it's great for the golf course". The storm delay did not stop him.

Matsuyama began with pars on the opening four holes and made birdies on the par-four fifth hole and par-five seventh. He chipped down to a foot and tapped it in for his par. Earlier I had three-putted the 14th from around 25 feet.

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No matter. He was tied going into the weekend, raising Japanese hopes of its first major championship.

"The greens here at Quail Hollow, as you know, are really fast", Matsuyama said through an interpreter.

"I've always fought a push to the right and got sick and exhausted of it", said Kisner.

It just feels like he has to win another US Open.

His best shot was the 7-iron on No. 17. "I can't count them all", said the guy who shot 64.

Play was suspended due to darkness with some two dozen players still on the course. That included Chris Stroud, who was 5 under and had five holes remaining. "That's my plan. Other than that, I'm playing for par". "I needed those (two late birdies) from short range because it seemed like the lid was on (the hole) today".

"It was really the only option I had", McIlroy said. A lot of averages finishes.

"I was hitting the ball OK but my scrambling was woeful", he said. Fowler has shot rounds of 69 and 70 in the PGA's first two days.

Day hasn't won since last May, although his confidence is building with each round.