The PGA Championship has reached its halfway mark, and here’s what we know: nothing. We’ve got some stars atop the leaderboard in the hunt, some new faces, and a dogfight in the offing for the year’s final major.
63! Robert Streb fired a 63 to place himself into a tie for the lead at the PGA Championship, just days after Henrik Stenson shot a 63 to win the British Open and Phil Mickelson only missed a 62. His 63 to be shot by the 30th player in a major. Incredible.
Jimmy Walker Day 2: For the second day in a row, Jimmy Walker held a share of the lead, and he did so by tying the 36-hole scoring record. Walker is at 9-under after going 65-66 the first two days of the tournament. He’s never placed higher than T7 at a major, but now sits in prime position to win his first one. He’s tied for the lead with Streb, with Jason Day and Emiliano Grillo only two behind.
Day comin’: Only 48 hours after proclaiming himself sick, Jason Day has scorched the path, going 68- 65 to stand at -7 under, two strokes off the lead. If he manages to win, this approach shot late in the day on Friday will be one of his career highlights.
Stacked Leaderboard: Major winners Henrik Stenson and Martin Kaymer are within the top 10, and U.S. stars Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler aren’t far behind.
Rules, Rules, So Many Rules: Jordan Spieth discovered himself on the business end of a rules controversy on Friday, but managed to find his way out of it by following their orders exactly and pinning down an official. And Colt Knost and the 10th hole played with an incorrect pin location; Knost managed to make the cut right on the number, although the PGA apologized.
Rory McIlroy’s Implosion: Par on a par-5. That’s all Rory had to do, and he’d be playing with the weekend at Baltusrol. He sliced his approach and bogeyed the hole, one stroke over the 2 cut line.