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Will Zalatoris leads the PGA Championship self-discipline at nine under after shooting a five-under 65 at Southern Hills Nation Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday.
He is fully ahead by one stroke following two rounds after Mito Pereira stormed into 2nd with a six-under 64.
Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Championship winner, is in third after posting a 3-under 67 on aid-to-aid days. Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson authored the round of the day with a seven-under 63 to sit down solo fourth at five under.
Rory McIlroy, the major-round chief, is amongst those tied at four under in fifth divulge.
Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods flirted with the cut line of 5 over or worse after beginning the day at four over, but he accomplished with a one-under 69 to pass onto the weekend.
Other enormous names weren’t as fortunate. Masters champion and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is out after shooting six over, and the same goes for two-time major winner Dustin Johnson.
Here is a scrutinize at the cease 10 and ties after two rounds alongside a scrutinize at some notable names who made or overlooked the cut. You might have the chance to also test out some notes and highlights of Friday’s action below.
PGA Championship Scoreboard: Top 10 and Ties
1. Will Zalatoris (-9)
2. Mito Pereira (-8)
3. Justin Thomas (-6)
4. Bubba Watson (-5)
T5. Rory McIlroy (-4)
T5. Davis Riley (-4)
T5. Abraham Ancer (-4)
T8. Matt Fitzpatrick (-3)
T8. Stewart Cink (-3)
T10. Cameron Smith (-2)
T10. Matt Kuchar (-2)
T10. Tyrrell Hatton (-2)
T10. Chris Kirk (-2)
T10. Gary Woodland (-2)
T10. Cameron Younger (-2)
T10. Sam Burns (-2)
Other Notables: Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka and Shane Lowry (+2); Tiger Woods and Jason Day (+3); Hideki Matsuyama (+4) and Collin Morikawa (+4)
Famous Cuts: Henrik Stenson (+5); Scottie Scheffler and Dustin Johnson (+6); Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott (+7); John Daly (+8); Patrick Cantlay (+11); Daniel Berger (+13)
Notes and Highlights
A bustle of three straight birdies from the 11th by map of 13th holes vaulted Zalatoris to eight under. He made a five-footer for birdie on No. 11 earlier than along side a pair of seven-foot birdie putts on Nos. 12 and 13.
Zalatoris took the lead thanks largely in half to this methodology from 129 yards out in the tough. He knocked it within eight feet and birdied from there for the lead at nine under.
If no longer for Zalatoris, Pereira would own the lead thanks to the 2nd-easiest round on the direction Friday.
The 27-year-extinct Chilean posted the day’s easiest front-nine score at four under.
A pair of major winners in Thomas and Watson are no longer a long way at the aid of the cease two after vast Friday performances.
Wind gusts as a lot as 30 mph didn’t half Thomas, whose three-under performance has him squarely in contention.
JT birdied every par-five holes on the par-70 direction and added birdies on the ninth and 10th. His fully bogey got here on the complicated par-three 14th after his tee shot landed in the bunker. Rather then that, Thomas loved an limitless day.
Watson’s wizardry changed into on demonstrate all over all yet again along with his vast methodology shots placing him in divulge for birdies all day:
Watson’s 63 proved to be an historical amount:
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Bubba Watson’s 63 is the 11th time it took divulge at the PGA Championship in the 2nd round.
He also tied the direction document.#PGAChamp
As for Woods, he started the day one stroke better from the build he started in half because of the this sensational methodology on the par-five fifth and an eight-foot birdie putt on No. 13.
Woods, who made his return to professional golf at the Masters after struggling excessive leg injuries in a February 2021 car accident, has now made the weekend at every majors this year.
ESPN+ will elevate coverage of the third round from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET. ESPN will then snatch things up till 1 p.m. earlier than CBS carries the relaxation of the match.