Saturday, August 11, 2018

Woodland, 10 under par, remains in control in stormy St Louis
Tournament: US PGA Championship
Race to Dubai: Tournament 34 of 47 events
Venue: Bellerive Country Club
Prize fund: US$10,500,000
Hashtag: #PGAChamp
               This image of Gary Woodland is displayed by courtesy of Getty Images

Round Two Report

Gary Woodland fired the lowest 36-hole total in US PGA Championship history before storms saw play suspended for the day during round two at Bellerive Country Club.
The American fired a 66 to take his record low-total to 10-under-par 130, one shot clear of countryman Kevin Kisner.
Two-time defending US Open champion Brooks Koepka is on eight-under 132 after equalling the lowest round in US PGA Championship history with a 63, a feat matched by South Africa's Charl Schwartzel who is a shot further back on 133.
Belgian Thomas Pieters and World Number One Dustin Johnson arere also in the clubhouse at 143 alongside Rickie Fowler, who had played ten holes when the horn sounded at 3.35pm local time and brought the players off for the day.
Play will resume at 7am local time on Saturday with some groups still having as many as 14 holes to play.
Round three will begin 30min after the conclusion of three-balls off the first and tenth tees.
Player Quotes
Gary Woodland: “The crowds have been massive, which is awesome. So it's good to have that energy out there as well. I probably didn't play as well as I did yesterday top to bottom, but the iron game really kept me in it today. I got a little wayward with a couple of drives and hit a lot of good putts that didn't go in. I can live with that.”
Kevin Kisner: “I knew I was playing well and I had made a few birdies. I hit it great on our second nine and just didn't hole any putts.
“I've made a bunch of cuts and competed in Majors, I just haven't, until recently, competed, haven't had a chance to win. That's our goal going forward and I like my position going to the weekend.”
Brooks Koepka: “Played really well. I feel like yesterday I played really well too and sometimes you don't really score very well. I think the double bogey I had was because the wind switched on us. But today I drove it beautifully. My wedges' distance control is spot on, and I'm making the putts, those five, six-footers that you need to make.”
Dustin Johnson: “It was good at the end. I played my back nine really well. I drove it a lot better on the back nine. I just didn't hit very good drives on the front nine but still felt like I was swinging well, especially with the irons. I still hit a lot of good shots, I had a lot of good looks at birdie on the back nine, just didn't make any putts. Rolled a few in on the last seven holes.”
Charl Schwartzel: “I think this morning was very scoreable. I drove it decently well and my iron play has been really good. I gave myself a lot of birdie chances. I felt like I was putting for birdie on pretty much every hole. There's been ups and downs, and I just feel like I'm starting to play a better golf game.”
Thomas Pieters: “I feel good. I've been driving it very well. I stayed patient on the greens. Hit every green in regulation on the first nine holes and didn't make any putts, so it was very frustrating. But I made some really good putts later. 






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