PGA Championship turns into a track meet before dark

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 14, 2017

At the end of the day, Kevin Kisner led the championship at seven under par, having dropped three strokes over his last three holes.

Matsuyama and Kisner were at 8-under 134. If Wiesberger had gone to 4 over, Scott not only would have missed the cut, his PGA Tour season would have been over.

SLAMMED: Three weeks after Spieth got the third leg of the Grand Slam by winning the British Open, his putting stroke hasn't helped him at Quail Hollow. "So very pleased with how I played".

He can count on two FedEx Cup playoff events, but he'll probably have to show some form to advance through the PGA Tour's postseason and, more importantly to him, give USA captain Steve Stricker a reason to pick him for the Presidents Cup.

He took only 23 putts and can't explain why they seem to be going in except that he switched to a new putter last week.

Jason Day started looking like the player who was No. 1 for so much of a year ago. Koepka's two days were the best, at 1-under par. And we were walking up, and we were talking about, 'If we can get a tee shot on 18, we could finish the round.' And DJ is like, 'I'll do it.' And I'm like, 'That's great, ' " Day said.

He had even needed a pep talk from his caddie after being "bummed out" by a double-bogey at the 11th. "I'm sure there will be nerves in there, but that's what we play for and that's what we practice for".

He played basketball and football as a kid, but quickly learned his best chances were in a sport where size didn't matter as much.

Mickelson had made 21 straight cuts at the PGA Championship until Thursday and won it in 2005. "Stricker said, "[Mickelson] told me he wants to be on this team more than anything. but just like anybody else, I have got to see who is playing well at the time. "I'm healthy. And just let it fall into place'". I have to hit my tee ball where I'm trying to look, and if I don't, I have to find a way to get the ball in the hole the fastest.

DeLaet, who has never won a professional tournament on American soil, almost had a hole-in-one on the par-4 14th hole, driving the ball eight feet past the hole.

Then came the meltdown on 18 — the third of Quail Hollow's brutal "Green Mile" stretch of finishing holes.

"It is frustrating to me because I'm sitting there, and I'm like, 'My game is not where it should be". "It's just unfortunate because I was actually in a rhythm and the momentum was going my way and we got called off".

"I can't believe Col Swatton (his caddie) did not give him a wedge and start walking, say that's the only choice mate".

"I didn't even know what he made".

Then Kisner closed with another bogey. What result to expect now from Quail Hollow?

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