PGA Championship 2017: The winners & losers from Day 2 at Quail Hollow

PGA Championship 2017: The winners & losers from Day 2 at Quail Hollow

PGA Championship 2017: The winners & losers from Day 2 at Quail Hollow

"There's about four or five holes that I have to birdie to compete and I birdied them all today", Kisner said.

"The best shot was my tee shot at 17". I play the shorter driver, which I predominantly hit a cut with.

American Kevin Kisner had set the early halfway target at eight-under par after his second straight 67, with Rickie Fowler his nearest challenger in the clubhouse on three-under.

"If I shoot two 67s over the weekend, I'm going to have a really good chance".

This will be his first time with a piece of the lead heading into the weekend of a major, and he seems excited for the experience and the challenge.

"I was grateful for the rain delay because I was getting exhausted", he said through his translator.

The 68-year-old, known as "Nature Boy", was born in Memphis, Tenn. but considers Charlotte his home.

"What's surprising is that he's never played here", Chamblee told Golf Channel.

"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", he said. Through the first two days he has hit 18 of 28 fairways, and 25 of 36 greens.

Day shot 5-under 66 Friday and is solo third at 6 under.

Kisner, meanwhile, used his "Texas wedge" from off the green to sink a 47-foot putt at the par-five seventh - his 16th hole - and vault clear of the field, at least for a while. He closed with back-to-back pars. He had expected to do better, having made the cut on the same course in a PGA Tour event previous year. Kisner noted after Thursday's first round that he has four holes - Nos.

Matsuyama and Day had each made three consecutive birdies when play was halted, Matsuyama standing two strokes back on six-under par with Day another shot adrift. Kisner and Thorbjorn were tied at 4-under par after Round One.

"Tougher than yesterday", McIlroy said. "But saying that, then the greens got a lot firmer, also".

"I think what was making me exhausted was I wasn't hitting my driver like I wanted to".

The world number 25 said his plan around the hard course was mostly to make pars.

Molinari was tied fourth alongside Louis Oosthuizen (67) and Chris Stroud, who has five more holes to play. He found a fairway bunker and greenside rough at the par-5 seventh but chipped to six feet and sank the birdie putt.

Yuta Ikeda was in a share of 33rd at 1-over along with two-time champion Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and American world No. 2 Jordan Spieth, who needs the PGA Championship to become the sixth player to win all four majors.

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