US PGA Championship - Story of day two

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The only 62 in a major championship came from Branden Grace at the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale.

A four-under third round by the 14-time major-winner took him to nine-under and four behind leader Brooks Koepka, who had four holes remaining. Bryson DeChambeau three-putted his final hole, missing a 4-foot par putt on No. 9, to miss the cut by one shot.

Tiger Woods, who birdied the second and third holes after an opening par, joined Rory McIlroy and defending champion Justin Thomas in the top afternoon group on a course offering near-record scores. Woods had his mojo back early in the round and was sitting pretty at three-under par before the delay.

Woods was among 77 players who returned early on Saturday to complete the weather-delayed second round. Woodland is among the most powerful players in golf. "Its soft, it's gettable, and you can't just go out there and make a bunch of pars, you're going to have to make some birdies".

The 14-time major victor was three under for his round to that point and carried on where he left off on Saturday morning, pitching to five feet and holing the birdie putt.

"I feel safe where my game is".

He sits five shots back of clubhouse leader Gary Woodland, who maintained his place atop the leaderboard with a 66 elevating him to 10 under and one shot ahead of fellow American Kevin Kisner (64).

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Pulling a five-iron from his bag, Wallace watched as his shot hit the green, took two hops and rolled straight into the cup triggering a massive roar that washed over Bellerive Country Club.

"It's always a bit frustrating to have to come back and finish a round in the morning, but that's golf, and something I will just have to deal with", Fox said after his truncated round. "I didn't know if it was going to cover enough, but it looked like it just covered the bunker and rolled up there to about 5 feet".

At the 10th, Woods found the right rough and pitched to eight feet then made a tension-packed putt to rescue par, a right fist-pump showing his joy at avoiding a third consecutive bogey on the hole. He was at 7 under, three shots behind Woodland with eight holes to play. Built like a boxing heavyweight, no-one could lay a glove on him on this course that plays into the hands of the big hitters.

Woods, however, lamented two bogeys that were the result of makeable par putts from the 5-foot range.

Rory McIlroy could not put the same pressure on the leaders however as a single birdie on the fourteenth only enough to leave him on two-under for the tournament with his second round almost completed.

"It was a little cut 3 wood back into the wind", Woodland said.

Woods was 3 over through seven holes of this championship, and he is 6 under over his next 18 holes and appeared to be gaining momentum.

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