Woodland, who has never finished a "major" in the top 10, finished on Thursday with 64 hits, six below par of the field / Photo: AFP
The American Gary Woodland retained his leadership in the PGA Championship of golf, the last Grand Slam of the season, after the partial dispute of the second day, on a day in which the Spanish Jon Rahm approached the head and the storm forced to suspend the final part of the session.
Woodland, who has never finished a "major" in the top 10, finished on Thursday with 64 strokes, six under par on the course at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri, and this Friday he held the top spot with a card of -4 (66) for a total of 130 strokes in the two days (-10).
"I feel safe where my game is. I'm not too worried about anything anyone is doing out there, "Woodland explained.
The North American is ranked 44 in the PGA ranking and his best result so far has been a twelfth place in Bellerive, in 2011, as well as in the British Open in 2016.
His compatriot Kevin Kisner is currently in second place with 131 (-9) after signing a brilliant day at the end of the day with -6, while Brooks Koepka also put Woodland's place in danger during the morning and is currently third (-7, 132) flirting even with the -8, the lowest mark in history in a day in a "major".
Rahm and the storm
Meanwhile, the Spanish Jon Rahm climbed in the classification to eighth place with a total of 135 strokes, five of the head.
Rahm, 23, is well placed to make noise in the last two dates in the face of the final victory thanks mainly to the power of his strokes in a field that is perfectly suited to their characteristics.
Not in vain, the native of Vizcaya (north) is one of the best hitters of the circuit and the terrain, of over 6,900 meters with wide streets, is ideal to be able to hit the ball without the precision required by other scenarios.
In the afternoon, a storm forced the rest of the day to stop, postponed until Saturday morning. In this way, the third round will start a little later.
At that time, Tiger Woods added three birdies in his first seven holes and regained feelings about Thursday, when he finished with 70, on par.
"I felt that I was going in the right direction. Tomorrow is going to be a very long day for many of us. The good thing is that we are going to have the greens prepared before going out again out there, "said the" Tiger. "
Like Woods (-3), the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas (+1) could only play seven holes in Missouri.
Meanwhile, the Argentine Emiliano Grillo scored an excellent 67 impacts (-3) card to total 136 hits (-4) and placed in the Top 20 in St. Louis. With this great performance, the number one in Latin America put an end to a streak of five cuts failed consecutively in majors.