Tony Finau makes 10 birdies in US PGA Championship

Ross Houston
August 12, 2018

"It's been 16 pars in a row from yesterday to today, so hopefully I can break that run in the morning", McIlroy said.

Storms halted play with half the field of 156 still on the course, the rain-soaked layout having surrendered three rounds Friday to rival the lowest in major golf history.

Bubba Watson (+8) is another former major victor to have missed the cut but his baffling second round 78, after an opening level par 70, shouldn't harm his chances, having started the week fifth on the points list. "I'm not too anxious with what anyone else is doing out there". "I'm really happy to be playing the weekend". So guys, I think we'll see some putts go in.

No player in USA history has featured in more Ryder Cups than Mickelson, who has played in a total of 45 matches. The iron game, the distance control this week, has been phenomenal.

He picked up one last birdie when he reached the green in two on the 597-yard 17th hole and two-putted, sending him to a 66.

Finau, who double bogeyed No. 6 after his five birdies to start, did not have a par in the second round until the 10th hole. After a three-putt on 14 he was back to even on the day.

Watson, who finished second at the PGA in 2010, was even-par to start the day, and he was still just 1 over after a birdie at the par-5 17th.

"That stemmed the momentum a little bit", Woods said. "I've been so in the zone you don't know where you are or where you're at". One characteristic Furyk surely took note of was the fact that Finau didn't let his 4-over opening round get him down.

Woods, a 14-time major champion in his comeback season from spinal fusion surgery, birdied five of the first eight holes and shared sixth on eight-under par through 14 holes at Bellerive Country Club. It's the nature of the course that makes him feel he has a farther climb than the seven shots that separate him from Woodland. "He drove the ball unbelievable and he gets the putter rolling quite often". It was nice to feed off of that energy.

But as McIlroy struggled to a third round 71 to drop out of contention on two under for the tournament, Woods covered the front nine in 31 to delight the massive crowds in St Louis. "So it's good to have that energy as well".

Kisner cooled on the second nine and Woodland registered another solid side with birdies on 2 and 3 and a bogey on 4.

On the prospect of a 62 he said: "I didn't know there was that". It's amusing. It's nice. "So they're fighting across fairways at each other".

Still, it is the first time since the 2005 Masters that Woods has shot consecutive rounds of 66 or better in a major championship.

Australian Scott produced a ball-striking round of impeccable quality, a 65 the best score of the afternoon, marred only by a couple of missed putts, including a seven-footer at the last.

Rickie Fowler, who was second after the first round for the USA, is the highest ranked player to not yet finish their second round. He stood at 7 under with eight holes left to play. Woods was one of the golfers to not complete his second round.

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