PGA Championship 2017: Kevin Kisner ready for a 'dogfight' Sunday

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

At one point Friday, Fowler went over to talk to National Basketball Association star Andre Iguodola - who was following the group that included both Fowler and Rory McIlroy - while waiting to hit a shot.

Anirban Lahiri rose to the occasion to nail a final birdie on 18th, for the second time in as many days and ensured weekend play at the Quail Hollow in the 99th PGA Championships.

And to think, just last fall he thought about stepping away from the game. Or that he would be playing on a different hole. His drive on the par-5 10th sliced so far right that he had to drop in a patch of pine straw to take relief from a cart path. He almost did it again on the 18th until the ball hit the concrete bridge, sailed high in the air and disappeared in thick grass on the hill above a creek.

Matsuyama began with pars on the opening four holes and made birdies on the par-four fifth hole and par-five seventh.

One of the good things of the day was that some of the things that I worked on with Vijay (Divecha) sir worked out, like attitude on the golf course. So I hit a 6-iron. He missed a 10-foot par putt and tapped in for bogey.

As he waited to tee off on No 11, McIlroy leaned over and whispered, "For what it's worth, it's 110 yards if you're ever down there". The second round will be completed Saturday morning before the start of the third. Casey shot a 1-under 70 on Friday and sits at -3 for the tournament, five shots out of the lead.

"I can make up five shots in nine holes, let alone 36 holes", Thomas said.

He at least salvaged the round with two late birdies for another one-over 72. He shouldn't have too much trouble making the cut, but as of now he'll have to make Saturday his "moving day" to have any chance to end his three-year major drought. He didn't take advantage of the softened conditions and shot 73 to go into the weekend 11 shots behind. "It carried on playing golf", he said. I literally said, 'I'm done.

McIlroy came into the event as the pre-tournament favourite on the back of top-five finishes in his last two starts and a brilliant record at the host venue Quail Hollow.

SportsPulse: Brooks Koepka clocked a marshal in the head at the first round of the PGA Championship. They are both two shots ahead of Day. And while McIlroy has shot rounds of 62 and 61 in his two PGA Tour victories at Quail Hollow, he said a low round on this course is more like 66 or 67.

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