Stroud two off the lead entering 3rd round of PGA

Chris Stroud birdied the par-5 seventh hole to finish off his second round at six under par heading into round three of the PGA Championship.
 
The 35 year old from Groves had five holes to play on Friday, when play was suspended for darkness.
 
Stroud will be in the next to last group playing in threesomes on Saturday afternoon.
 
Instead of making up ground in the PGA Championship, Bernd Wiesberger missed the cut for the first time in a year.
 
Wiesberger was on the cut line of 5-over par when he returned to complete the rain-delayed second round at Quail Hollow. He had three holes to play, including the two easiest holes on the front nine. But he missed a 7-foot birdie on No. 7, failed to birdie No. 8 with a wedge in his hand and then fell out of the top 70 and ties by three-putting for bogey on the ninth hole. He shot 75 and finished at 6-over 148.
 
That ended his streak of 28 consecutive cuts made dating to last year's PGA Championship.
 
Adam Scott, meanwhile, was spared a missed cut. If Wiesberger had gone to 4 over, Scott not only would have missed the cut, his PGA Tour season would have been over. Scott is taking off the next three weeks to be with his expectant wife. At No. 61 in the FedEx Cup, he would have been eliminated from the playoffs by the time he returned.
 
Now he gets two more rounds at Quail Hollow.
 

FRIDAY

The PGA Championship has turned into a track meet.

Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson have spent the last two holes running to their ball after striking it quickly in an effort to get the second round in before darkness.

A 1 hour, 45-minute rain delay put everyone on the course behind.

The group that included Day played particularly slow and eventually fell behind by an entire hole. They finally began playing "ready golf" with Johnson rushing up the fairway on No. 18 to hit his second shot just after Day teed off.

The group did finish the round as darkness leaving it almost impossible to see their balls on the green.

Former Lamar and PNG golfer Chris Stroud finished up his final five holes on Saturday morning at -6 after another -3/68.

Hideki Matsuyama barely missed a birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have given him sole possession of the lead at the PGA Championship.

Instead, Matsuyama will have to settle for a share of the second-round lead at 8 under with Kevin Kisner after shooting 64 on Friday - the lowest round of the tournament so far.

Matsuyama had a bogey-free round that including seven birdies, five on the final seven holes. Two of those birdies came after he was forced off the course due to a 1 hour, 43 minute rain delay.

Matsuyama won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational last week after shooting a final-round 61.

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