Kisner, Matsuyama lead in a wide-open PGA

Kisner, Matsuyama lead in a wide-open PGA

Kisner, Matsuyama lead in a wide-open PGA

"The PGA Championship I think is going to be the toughest for me".

"I feel like I'm still right there in the tournament", he said, speaking before Hideki Matsuyama had carded 64 to join Kevin Kisner in the lead at eight-under.

Instead, Mickelson's brother Tim was alongside him at Quail Hollow. Matsuyama fell a stroke back with his bogey on the first hole, and matched Kisner's birdie on No. 7. The PGA Championship victor at Whistling Straits two years ago shot a 66 and was two shots behind.

McIlroy is a two-time victor at Quail Hollow.

Fourth-ranked Rory McIlroy shared 29th on 144, 10 strokes adrift but hopeful of a weekend fightback.

Stroud was bogey free with three birdies on a golf course he's as comfortable with as Woodland is.

He explained that during Spieth's trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, before the British Open, where the photograph that Greller referred to was taken, Phelps and a few of his friends played a round at El Dorado Golf Club against Spieth and a few of his friends.

Jamie Lovemark of the United States plays his second shot from a bunker on the fifth hole.

Matsuyama, who made three birdies in a row before the delay, stretched the streak to four with a tap-in birdie at 15, then sank a seven-foot birdie putt at the par-3 17th.

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The other player in the threesome Jason Dufner must have felt a little embarrassed - he only managed a par.

Fellow Australians Adam Scott and Marc Leishman are well off the pace.

Despite all of Jordan Spieth's success early in his career, there was one reason to be skeptical of his performance - golfers with mediocre drivers are not supposed to dominate in today's game of golf.

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. He is 2-under after shooting a 1-under 70 Friday.

None of the three Met-area club pros was able to turn the PGA Championship into a magical week. He had not missed a cut all year until The Open. Captain Steve Stricker will have two at-large selections after the second FedEx Cup playoff event. Got a lot of ties to Quail Hollow " brother-in-law's father is a founding member here.

The five-time major victor, who captured the 2005 PGA Championship, shot a 74 on Friday at Quail Hollow, but his fate was set when he shot 79 in the first round without making a birdie. He hooked his tee shot into the water on the reachable par-4 14th, had to drop in nasty rough and missed a short putt to make double bogey.

Americans Jim Herman and Gary Woodland, each seeking a first major title, shared the early lead on 3-under par, Herman through 11 holes and Woodland after 10.

Matsuyama and Kisner were at 8-under 134.

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