Kisner leads PGA Championship by one

Kisner leads PGA Championship by one”

For the three days, the greens in regulation percentage on the hole is only 28.1 percent, by far the stingiest of the 18 holes at Quail Hollow.

That dropped Kisner from 10-under, following birdies in his previous two holes, to eight-under and a temporary tie with Chris Stroud.

Matsuyama and Kisner were at 8-under 134, and this is the first time for either player to be atop the leaderboard after any round of a major.

KEVIN KISNER SURGED clear in the US PGA Championship with a stunning second-round showing on Friday, but Rory McIlroy had to scramble late on in a bid to avoid an early exit.

"However, I'm happy to just to be one stroke back and still have a chance and looking forward to tomorrow".

"Yeah, I putted better", he said. But unlike his playing partners, he avoided catastrophe on the final three holes.

"I kind of accept the fact that I'm essentially out of this tournament pending some form of insane stuff the next couple of days", Spieth said.

"This is my first experience leading a major, or tied for the lead after 36 holes".

Friday's heavy rain softened the Quail Hollow course significantly, and the changes were evident when play finally got back under way.

Racing fading daylight to finish his round, the 29-year-old had four straight pars to close out arguably his best day of a season marred by injury and family issues that have combined to have him ranked at world No.7.

But McIlroy bogeyed four of five holes after the turn and at one stage drifted to four over, outside the projected cut at the time.

With darkness falling, Jason Day parred the 18th to register a five-under 66 for a six-under-par total, two shots off the pace. Fowler was now in the bunch at Tied-3rd alongside An Byeong at three-under for the tournament.

The big-hitting Kiwi, who averaged 330 yards off the tee, birdied two of the three par-fives and was unlucky not to have eagled the short par-five seventh, after hitting his second from 205 yards to 5 feet but then watching the putt slide by. He made five bogeys on the front nine and ended his day at 9 over par, 62 spots lower than his starting position and well below the cut line. "The thing is, somehow, my worst shots were finding the fairway".

Eagles flew Saturday at Quail Hollow. But take him out of the equation, I feel like I'm still right there in the tournament.

"I don't know if it's the new putter I'm using, but the greens here are really fast and I'm not expecting my putts to fall".

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