Kevin Kisner takes lead into final round of PGA Championship

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

Threatening weather prompted officials to suspend second-round play on Friday at the PGA Championship, with a thunderstorm coming near the Quail Hollow course.

On undulating greens, some of the hole locations were extremely hard, with nobody on the leaderboard shooting better than the 68 by Canadian Graham DeLaet, who went six-under in a remarkable four-hole stretch to vault within five strokes of the lead. As did Paul Casey, whose two-under for the tournament turned into even-par.

One shot behind him were South African 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, Italian Francesco Molinari and American Chris Stroud. "Now I'm in a dogfight tomorrow and I have to be prepared for that", said the world number 25.

"It feels easy until you smack one in the water and then it seems hard again".

"He's got a couple events in the playoffs before we make the picks and I hope he gets hot".

Despite that, Kisner could capture the title in just his 12th major start.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson managed a quick smile and a tip of the cap to the crowd after his second round at the PGA Championship. "I think that's why I feel like I'm ready to win a major championship now versus a year ago, when I probably didn't have that."That's what Tiger [Woods] did so well". Yet he is the 36- and 54-hole leader here as he looks for his third PGA Tour win and first major championship.

But by parring the brutally-difficult final three holes, known as the "Green Mile" with water lurking, he stayed very much in contention. Ernie Els, who might be playing his final PGA, matched his worst score in the championship with an 80.

Guaranteed to miss the cut, he rushed ahead to the group's final hole of the day and bunted an iron 210 yards - leaving himself more than 280 yards on the lengthy 505 yard par 4.

"In the end I got out of position too often, and I was feeling pretty pissed off standing on the seventh tee after bogeying four of the previous five holes".

"And DJ [Johnson] is like, 'I'll do it.' And I'm like, 'That's great'". "I mean, there's lot of things that can happen".

In the next three holes, the 30-year-old got as many bogeys as he completed the front nine with a four-over.

"I'm disappointed the way I played today", Matsuyama said.

Steve Stricker, the current Presidents Cup captain, made the PGA cut, which gives him an impressive 26 consecutive made cuts in majors. "Make a lot of pars, and get to a par 5 or one of those short par 4s, I can do my wedge game and get it to 10 or 12 feet".

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