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US PGA washed out as Woodland continues to lead


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11 Aug 2018, 05:31 IST

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American golfer Gary Woodland

Gary Woodland remained atop the US PGA Championship leaderboard when the second one around used to be suspended due to inclement climate.

After a two-hour prolong, play used to be washed out on Friday and can resume at 08:00am on Saturday, with greater than 70 golfers nonetheless wanting to end their rounds.

Before the rainy climate, Woodland carded a four-under-par 66 to be one shot transparent of Kevin Kisner at Bellerive Country Club.

Woodland used to be lucky to play in nice stipulations below sunny skies with very delicate wind – the American and three-time PGA Tour champion holing an eagle, 4 birdies and two bogeys in St Louis.

“The golf course is good,” Woodland stated. “Get within the fairway, the vegetables are nonetheless comfortable sufficient you’ll nonetheless assault. The secret’s get the ball within the fairway and assault from there.

“I imply, it is advisable undoubtedly inform the vegetables have been a little bit brisker this morning, which used to be great to get out on recent vegetables.”

Kisner (64), U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka and global primary Dustin Johnson made strikes.

American Koepka supplied the early morning spotlight after leaping 30 spots with a record-low around of seven-under 63 at the par-70 route to be two photographs off the tempo.

He tied a PGA Championship best possible in conjunction with South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel, who moved 44 puts up the leaderboard after his personal 63. 

Johnson is a stroke additional again following his second-round 66, which incorporated a flurry of 5 birdies in six holes to shut in on Woodland.

The afternoon noticed giant names like Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Tiger Woods — all of whom will proceed their moment around on Saturday.

Fowler used to be via 10 holes and stage on seven below with Johnson, Schwartzel and Thomas Pieters when the rain set in.

Former global primary Day controlled 8 prior to prior to the prolong, whilst Woods – who failed to make the minimize at each the 2014 and 2015 PGA Championship, slightly were given began.

Woods – via seven – opened with 3 birdies in his first 5 holes to be 3 below along Jordan Spieth, who’s chasing a profession Grand Slam.

Defending champion Justin Thomas (via seven) will get started Saturday at two below, whilst Rory McIlroy – who additionally performed seven holes – dropped to even par total as Sergio Garcia (71) and Patrick Reed (71) face the minimize.

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