McIlroy Blames "Complete Different" Course After Tough 2nd Round At The PGA

McIlroy Blames

Kevin Kisner sets out to try to claim his first major at the PGA Championship on a Quail Hollow course that appears to be set up for scoring.

Kisner, not a long hitter but unerringly accurate for the most part until he double-bogeyed the 16th and bogeyed the last, posted a seven-under 206 total, one stroke ahead fellow American Stroud (71) and Japan's Matsuyama (73).

Jimmy Walker (Oklahoma City native): The defending champion is tied for 97th at 8-over 150, but improved by 12 shots on Friday with a 2-under 69 that included five birdies and three bogeys.

Lahiri, who finished fifth at the 2015 PGA Championship, had a specific goal in mind.

With a victory this week, Spieth would've become just the sixth player to complete the career slam - and at just three weeks past his 24th birthday, the youngest.

"I don't know if the other players should be nervous or not, but this is my first experience leading a major, or tied for the lead, after 36 holes", Matsuyama said.

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This marks the second time Martin has hit the DL this year after missing time due to a nerve issue in his left shoulder in May. In the minor leagues this season, Rowley was 6-6 in 27 games, 11 starts, with an earned run average of 2.29.

About the featured group of Spieth, Garcia and Koepka - left to right, Claret Jug, green jacket, U.S. Open trophy - they had 14 bogeys Friday.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) " Jason Day remembers hustling to finish rounds of golf in the dark as a kid.

"It was like playing under the lights which was kind of nice", Day said.

He made his par putt on the 17th hole and then sprinted to the 18th tee and promptly knocked his tee shot down the middle.

"I just overcooked it a little bit", he said. Birdies at seven and eight banished those fears, but the result was still another one over par 72. "I'm sure there will be nerves in there, but that's what we play for and that's what we practice for".

So now his best chance is a Hail Mary on the weekend. I've played mini-tours, learned how to win there; played the Tour, learned how to win there; got to the PGA Tour, learned how to win there. "I said to Harry, 'Let's birdie two of the last three'".

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He did not allow a run in seven-inning starts against San Francisco and NY , allowing the Mets only one hit. Rich Hill started and went six innings for the Dodgers, leaving with a 3-2 lead and one very sore neck.

"I was just trying to get it in the bunker, and luckily I hit it with enough speed, and it got up and out of there".

But even though he continues to look a shadow of the player who won made it back-to-back Majors with that 2014 victory in this event, the Quail Hollow course record holder refuses to accept this as a lost cause.

"I had to give him a hug for it", Day said. What really hurt me on the first nine was the two three putts on the 14th and 17th.

"It's the type of golf course you don't have to go out and make birdies".

"It is frustrating to me because I'm sitting there, and I'm like, 'My game is not where it should be". I'm going to respect it. But this time it was worse with a double bogey and a bogey on first two holes. "But I've got to play well in them is the thing". What result to expect now from Quail Hollow?

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Meanwhile, authorities have directed telecom authorities to block mobile Internet services in Budgam district. An encounter has broken out between terrorists and security forces in Shopian town of south Kashmir.