Woodland sets PGA record, in round postponed by rain

Woodland sets PGA record, in round postponed by rain

Posted in: August 11, 2018

SAINT LOUIS –

SAN LUIS (AP) Gary Woodland does not disappoint after his magnificent start and with another good round on Friday he is named 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 annotations, 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 on Kisner, who had the record at hand until he bogey on his last hole for a 64.

And when the rain fell over the Bellerive field and forced the rest of the afternoon 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, said Woodland.

A little earlier, the 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 did not manage to get under par in the tournament until the seventh hole on Friday and finished with a 66 that left him with seven shots of 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 shot 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 a.m. 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 in 136, four under par and six in Woodland.

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