Kisner, Matsuyama share lead at PGA Championship

  • Kisner, Matsuyama share lead at PGA Championship

Kisner, Matsuyama share lead at PGA Championship

Kisner hasn't fared well in a dozen major appearances, but that hasn't changed his attitude when it comes to vying for the biggest wins in the sport.

"Given it's the first round, I know I'm still in it, but I know that tomorrow's round becomes that much more important", Spieth said. "I feel like I have the game to compete in majors, and tons of 30th- to 40th-, 50th-place finishes".

Across the first 11 holes, Kisner had all pars except for a birdie on No. 7. He was 1 over for the day and 5 under for the tournament through 11 holes before finishing double bogey, bogey, birdie, birdie, birdie, bogey, quadruple bogey for 77-213. Just no reason to bail out on those at this point in the position I was in.

Matsuyama fired seven birdies, including five in the back-nine, to charge ahead following a flawless second round.

"Felt like I hit some good shots".

Clouds quickly gathered Saturday morning about the time some two dozen players were finishing the rain-delayed second round. "But I believe we can play anywhere and can win anywhere".

"I played nine holes with Rory on a practice day and they saw me almost hole a shot going into one of the par fives and they were chatting about me". I've used a new putter too. "But whether it's the best that I've ever played in my career, I'm not sure", he said. On the 11th, a tap-in from less than three feet resulted in a bogey and on 12th, he went into the rough and got only to the fringe in three and ended with a second successive bogey. Day and Stroud were two shots behind while Louis Oosthuizen and Francesco Molinari of Italy were three back.

The 30-year-old Kiwi climbed from 80th overnight at Quail Hollow into a share of 11th, amassing six birdies with his only blemish a bogey at the par-four 11th. Now, age 49, and without an affiliation, he won the Club Pro Championship, qualified for the PGA Championship and after his one-under 70 for two-over 144 total is the first club pro to make the cut in two years. 15 and 17 to get back to even par for the day.

Lahiri, who was tied 33rd after a 72 in the first round, struggled with his start, carding a bogey on the first hole before making five par consecutive par effort. So not only did the Austrian fail to move the cut line, he wound up missing the cut with that bogey on his last hole.

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.

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