Second round of the PGA Championship to continue Saturday

Second round of the PGA Championship to continue Saturday

Second round of the PGA Championship to continue Saturday

Woods, 42, found himself three-over par after the first two holes.

Johnson and Belgium's Pieters are level with Schwartzel after carding 66s. Kevin Kisner is in second, a shot back, with U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka tied with Rickie Fowler for third, two strokes behind.

"I just have to make birdies", Woods said of his mindset going into the third round. Along with his three birdies, he saved par from a bunker on the par-3 sixth hole from about 18 feet.

Finau was among five players who accompanied Furyk to France this summer for a scouting trip at Le Golf Nacional, the host course of the September 28-30 Ryder Cup matches.

Defending champion Justin Thomas made one birdie and no doubt felt like he was losing ground. "I hit it well on the second nine".

"I came right back out and made birdie from 69 yards so it was a nice way to start the morning, but missed two putts at 10 and 12 that I've been been making and that stemmed the momentum a little bit", Woods said. One more record was set Saturday morning when the cut was at 140, breaking by one shot the lowest score to make the cut.

"Putts like that are huge, weeks like this, but it was a straightforward putt, it was seven feet and it was right edge up the hill, it is the putt you want to leave yourself, and it was clever with the chip shot". The third round featured threesomes off both tees, meaning close to five-hour rounds on a course that feels even longer to walk because of the soggy conditions.


Woods' back nine was more mixed as he suffered bogeys on 10 and 12, but the 14-time major victor countered that with two further birdies after hitting four on the front nine for a 66, which took him to four under overall.

Open Championship runner-up Kisner holed six birdies as he played his first nine holes in 29 shots to move into the lead on nine under, while Woodland avenged a bogey on the 14th with an eagle three on the par-five 17th.

"I played really well", Koepka said.

Mickelson had a 71 and missed the cut by four shots.

"I feel like we're in a good spot", Fowler said.

Tony Finau tried not to look at the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship as a Ryder Cup audition as he played alongside US captain Jim Furyk.

That's what impressed Furyk the most - not so much the five birdies, but Finau's response to the triple bogey. "The good thing is we're going to have the greens prepared before we go back out there".

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