Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

PGA Championship 2017: Rory McIlroy skips shot off cart path

PGA Championship 2017: Rory McIlroy skips shot off cart path

Jason Day shot a 66 to pull two strokes behind the co-leaders. Then the storms arrived, and everything changed.

His strong finish means he's in top company at one-under 70 with Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Tommy Fleetwood, and Louis Oosthuizen.

Jason Day started looking like the player who was No. 1 for so much of a year ago.

"The PGA champion. Every year, there can only be one". The toughness of the greens and the Bermuda rough made Quail Hollow "the story" on Day 1. It was the worst round of his 25 appearances at the final major of the season.

Spieth, a three-time major victor, finished one-over 72 after the first 18 holes on Thursday.

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy didn't, both recording 72s. "You know who said that?" Matsuyama and Kisner find themselves tied for the lead right now at -8 overall.

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Dutch golfer Joost Luiten produced one of the main highlights of the day as he hit a hole-in-one on the fourth. It's a major and like I said it's a tough venue. "If I can just keep hitting fairways, I'm going to like my chances". He started to show signs of turning the corner last week at Firestone.

"It was more gettable after the rain delay than it was before, no doubt about it", Spieth said. "He just got drilled in the head", said Koepka.

Matsuyama, starting on the back nine, birdied on his first two holes and picked up another birdie while bogeying twice on his way in.

It'll take another such round for Thomas, a four-time PGA Tour victor to bring home his first major championship trophy on Sunday, he said. He had only once missed two cuts at majors in the same year before 2016 - at the U.S. Open and Open in 2007.

Mickelson, 47, had played well at Quail Hollow when the Wells Fargo tournament was played here. My internal dialogue on all water holes goes like this: Don't hit it into the water, don't hit it into the water ... it's in the water. He made only one of them Friday. With one birdie, it's going to be hard to post a solid round. "Onto the weekend to try and fire at stuff".

England's Paul Casey and 10th-ranked American Rickie Fowler, whose first career PGA triumph was at Quail Hollow, were among seven on 69, Fowler thanks to six birdies that helped offset a triple bogey seven at the fifth hole.

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