Woodland sets PGA record, in round postponed by rain

Woodland sets PGA record, in round postponed by rain

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

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            11:03 pm CDT, Friday, August 10, 2018
        

        

        
        

                                            
                 
                    
                
                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
            
                
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                        
                                    
                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                        
                                    
                                                            
                                                                                                    
                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    

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Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP
                                                    
                                    
    
                                                            
                        
                        
                    
                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A pair of spectators shelters under an umbrella, when suspended by the rain the rest of the second round of the PGA Championship, Friday, August 10, 2018, in San Luis (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel)
                            A pair of spectators shelters under an umbrella, when suspended by the rain the rest of the second round of the PGA Championship, Friday, August 10, 2018, in San Luis (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gary Woodland reacts after missing a putt on the green of the fifth hole of the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday, August 10, 2018. (AP Photo / Jeff Roberson)
                            Gary Woodland reacts after missing a putt on the green of the fifth hole of the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday, August 10, 2018. (AP Photo / Jeff Roberson)
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                        Woodland sets PGA record, in round postponed by rain
                        
                        
                        
                    
                
            
        

                            
                                
                                                
                        
                        SAN LUIS (AP) – Gary Woodland did not disappoint after his great start and with another good round on Friday he stamped his name in the history books of the PGA Championship.

            
                        Woodland had no choice but to play brilliantly to stay ahead of Kevin Kisner and others.

            
                        On a day of superlative scoring, Woodland signed a 66-punch card, four under field par, which set the tournament record with a score of 130 after 36 holes. But that only served to take a small advantage of a blow over Kisner, who held the record within reach until bogey made his last hole for a 64.

            
                        And when the rain fell on the Bellerive field and forced the rest of the evening activity to be postponed, Woodland does not even know if he has the upper hand in the end.

            
                                
            
                                

            
                        "The key was to put the ball on the fairway and attack from there," Woodland said.

            
                        A little earlier, two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka nearly missed a birdie putt from about 20 meters on the ninth hole. He had to settle for being the 15th player in tournament history to get a round of 63 shots.

            
                        Then, Charl Schwartzel raised the group to 16 players with a round of 63 after eight birdies.

            
                        Dustin Johnson, the number one in world golf, signed a 66 and reached Schwartzel and Thomas Pieters (66) with a total of 133.

            
                                
            
                        Jordan Spieth remains afloat in his second attempt to complete the Grand Slam. Spieth failed to get under par in the tournament until the seventh hole on Friday and managed to finish with a 66 that left him seven strokes away from Woodland.

            
                        Tiger Woods went out to play in the afternoon, but was stopped by the storms in the tournament area. The activity was interrupted shortly after Woods gave his second blow on the eighth hole, par 5.

            
                        Woods was three strokes under par in the tournament, seven behind the leader.

            
                        None of the golfers who participated in the afternoon session reached more than 12 holes. The second round will resume at 7 o'clock local time. The third one will start 30 minutes after the second one finishes, and the participants will be divided into groups of three to make the journey.

            
                                

            
                        The best placed Latin American is the Argentine Emiliano Grillo, with a second round of 67 strokes, which left him at 136, four below par and six at Woodland.

            
    

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