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Kisner, Matsuyama lead in a wide-open PGA

14 August 2017

Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama were tied atop the leader board at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow when the second round was suspended due to rainy conditions.

Stroud has become the surprise story of the tournament, teeing off in the final paring Sunday alongside tournament leader Kevin Kisner.

Pampling had some fun giving his playing partners Thomas Pieters and Xander Schauffele, who were both likely to miss the cut as well, the choice to finish their rounds by channeling famous movie character Happy Gilmore for his approach to the swing.

Daly went from contender to curmudgeon after a triple bogey on the 18th hole capped an eventful 24-hour period at the PGA Championship that included singing a Prince song onstage with Darius Rucker.

"I'll be bored to death by then, ready to go play", Kisner was saying Friday.

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He can count on two FedEx Cup playoff events, but he'll probably have to show some form to advance through the PGA Tour's postseason and, more importantly to him, give USA captain Steve Stricker a reason to pick him for the Presidents Cup.

Kisner, too, had a roller-coaster final five holes.

It was that kind of day.

McIlroy was two-storkes over par heading into the hole after carding a bogey on No. 9 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. I missed a lot of putts, had a bunch of three-putts. His chip ran off the green, and he made double bogey. "I have to play great but we're only halfway through".

As for McIlroy - ranked 128th of the 130 PGA Tour pros in the field from 100-125 yards - he was bullish about his chances of making a weekend comeback but will need to hit more fairways and improve drastically with the putter.

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Barring a pair of low rounds on the weekend, Rory's majorless stretch looks like it'll extend into 2018, marking nearly four years since his last major victory. Then again, he had a rather tiresome finish that allowed him to salvage a 73 and leaves him only one shot behind as he tries to bring Japan its first major championship.

"I was grateful for the rain delay because I was getting exhausted", he told the PGA Tour. "I said to Harry, 'Let's birdie two of the last three'". I'm not doing the right things on the course.

For the second straight day, McIlroy went through a bad stretch of holes that sent him further away from the lead.

With the group ahead of them waiting in the fairway for the green to clear, Oosthuizen asked Danny Willett " who is not going to make the cut at 10 over " to "take one for the team" and hit a 5-iron off the tee so they could complete the round.

"It is frustrating to me because I'm sitting there, and I'm like, 'My game is not where it should be". Instead, he went into the bushes, took a penalty drop, went into the rough and wound up with a quadruple-bogey 8. "They don't ask me why I made bogey on the last hole that cost me 20 grand".

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"Hopefully it doesn't happen [at Quail Hollow]".

Kisner, Matsuyama lead in a wide-open PGA