PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth loses his cool

Hope Soto
August 12, 2018

Day, the 2015 US PGA Champion, will have to complete the back nine of his second round on Saturday morning with threesomes going off two tees, before the third round starts.

Woods was facing his third shot to the par-five eighth hole at Bellerive Country Club when an approaching thunderstorm forced play to be suspended on Friday afternoon.

The 42-year-old is a four-time victor of this event having won the title in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

Woods, in the eighth month of his comeback from spinal fusion surgery, ran off three birdies in four holes Friday to stand 3-under through seven holes for the event when storms stopped play Friday at Bellerive Country Club.

His speedy 24-footer settled into the hole and two hollered words rose above the roar: "Rock Chalk!"

Reigning U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, two shots off the lead at 8-under, and Charl Schwartzel (7-under) each shot 63, which matches the lowest score in tournament history, one that had been shot 14 times.

The second round will resume at 8 a.m. ET on Saturday. It also tied the 36-hole record for all majors, matching Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Masters, Martin Kaymer at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 and Brandt Snedeker (Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 2012) and Nick Faldo (Muirfield in 1992) at the British Open. "Tomorrow is going to be a long day for a lot of us".

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After finishing the second round, the 80 who made the cut were sent off the first and 10th tees in trios in a bid to complete the third round by sunset.

Woodland's 36-hole score broke the PGA record by one shot, most recently set by Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb at Baltusrol.

Woods' back nine was more mixed as he suffered bogeys on 10 and 12, but the 14-time major victor countered that with two further birdies after hitting four on the front nine for a 66, which took him to four under overall.

"If you hit the ball in the right spots on the greens, there's not a single putt out here that you are afraid of, " he said. "The key is to get the ball in the fairway and attack from there". In what was billed as an audition for the team, Finau and Xander Schauffele played the first two rounds with Furyk, who also shot even par for 36 holes.

"I don't really feel from memory that I was ever really in contention on a Sunday at the PGA, although I've had some good results", Scott said. "If they were firm, I don't think I would have a chance with the way the greens are situated and the places they're putting the flags". "Gary and I are good buddies, had a great time out there playing and if I could only hit it as far as he could it would be a different game".

"But it was a big thing for me to hole than and go on to make a couple of birdies from there". It just changes the way you work the next few holes, I feel all the time.

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