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PGA Championship: 10 Things To Know After Day Two

Gary Woodland posted a 66 on Friday to reach 10-under par and secure the lead at the PGA Championship by one shot after a weather-shortened day two at Bellerive Country Club.

Due to inclement weather, round two was suspended at 5:30 p.m. with play resuming at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas during day two of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St Louis, MO. Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
  1. Gary Woodland made an eagle-3 at No. 17, and also made four birdies to offset two bogeys en route to a two-day best 10-under par.
  2. Kevin Kisner made six birdies and no bogeys on his opening nine holes (Nos. 10-18), which was one stroke shy of the PGA Championship record for lowest 9-hole score (Brad Faxon, 1995, front nine, final round, Riviera Country Club).
  3. Brooks Koepka and Charl Schwartzel each posted 63, the day’s low round. Koepka’s card was clean with seven birdies, while Schwartzel offset one blemish with eight birdies.
  4. Rickie Fowler was 2-under through 10 holes and 7-under total when play was called for the day.
  5. Four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods made birdies at Nos. 2, 3, and 5 to get to 3-under par. When play resumes Saturday morning, he will be playing his third shot at the par-5 eighth hole.
  6. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson made five birdies in a 6-hole stretch (Nos. 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8) en route to a 4-under 66.
  7. Jordan Spieth bounced back from an opening-round 71 to post a bogey-free 66 on Friday to jump to T23 at 3-under par.
  8. The 2018 major winners: Koepka (69-63, -8), Francesco Molinari (68-67, -5), Patrick Reed (72-71, +3).
  9. Ryder Cup points: The winner of the PGA receives double points, and with a win, Woodland would move from 22nd to 5th or 6th with a victory. Fowler (T4) and Webb Simpson (T32) currently have the inside track for the Nos. 7 and 8 spots.
  10. Tony Finau didn’t make a par until his 10th hole, carding seven birdies, one double, and one bogey. He added an eighth birdie on the 11th hole when play was suspended, and had gotten back to even par after a first-day 4 over 74.

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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