He finished his second round with just one birdie to three bogeys. “I played even par after the delay and that’s not very good in my opinion on those holes that we had left”. He briefly fell to four over after a bogey on ten, but a birdie on the next hole gave the Clara man some hope.
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Fowler shot an opening-round 69 at the PGA Championship on Thursday, leaving him two shots behind co-leaders Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen. They are both two shots ahead of Day.
Matsuyama sees his birdie streak snapped with a par at the par-four 16th before resuming his torrid back nine with another birdie at 17 on his way to a flawless seven-under 64 that ties him with Kisner at eight-under 134 through 36 holes.
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Once again Lahiri made his recovery on the second nine after rather disappointing front nines.
Back at Erin Hills, I did ask him if that win took pressure off of him and he said it didn’t.
They made No. 14 play under 300 yards on Friday and even played No. 8 to just 346 yards (McIlroy almost drove the green). I missed only three fairways in the second round and four in the first round. “I’ll play the first two FedEx Cup events, if I can play well in those, I have a chance to get on the team on my own”.
He was frustrated with himself for playing away from danger over the final stretch of holes where water comes into play.
Fowler’s tee shot landed in the bunker on the right side of the fairway after what he called a “mental mistake” on his drive. At the turn he was four-over for the day and five-over for the tournament. He found his first birdie on 12th and then followed that up with five pars.
“But I’ll be surprised if the cut doesn’t blow out to five (over)”, said Scott. But I was not getting defensive.
“I didn’t expect it to be there and I was a little bit unlucky to get it going down the cart path as it was really the only option I had”, he said, smiling. Kang certainly isn’t as big a name as others on the leaderboard, but he does own three results of sixth or better.
The 10-time US PGA Tour victor was paired in the marquee morning group alongside world No.1 Dustin Johnson and 2016 British Open victor Henrik Stenson.