Matsuyama, Kisner take charge; Day 2 shots down

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"And I just walked up to him and said, "That's the biggest, or most clutch thing I've ever seen anyone do for me".

"He made every putt around 20 feet, and was seven under after nine", Phelps said.

Stricker had another birdie with a 7-iron into the par-3 17th, and then dropped a shot on the 18th from the bunker.

What happened next was this: a tap-in birdie at the par-5 seventh after Spieth went for the green in 2 with his hybrid club and his ball rolled just off the back of the putting surface; another birdie at No. 8 after Spieth pitched to 2 feet; and a long birdie putt at No. 9 that he narrowly missed.

Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Paul Casey are three under and have an excellent shot to make a run at the Wanamaker Trophy that goes to the victor of the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy, a two-time victor at Quail Hollow, and defending champion Jimmy Walker are among those who start in the afternoon half of the draw.

Stroud was bogey free with three birdies on a golf course he's as comfortable with as Woodland is.

Spieth, 24, is seeking to become the youngest golfer to win a career grand slam.

It's even more hard for two players in the same threesome to do it on back-to-back shots on the same hole.

Fellow Australians Adam Scott and Marc Leishman are well off the pace. He got out of position off the tee, couldn't hit the right shot toward the green, and made four bogeys on a five-hole stretch early on the front nine.

The same could also be said of Open champion Jordan Spieth, who had already admitted his bid to become the youngest victor of the career grand slam was effectively over.

THE CHASER: Day hasn't won since The Players Championship last May, back when he was No. 1 in the world by such a margin that he stayed at the top of the ranking the rest of the year without winning.

None of the three Met-area club pros was able to turn the PGA Championship into a magical week. But he followed a first-round 70 with a 75 on Friday to fall back in the pack. He played his first 12 holes in three-over par, but quickly rediscovered his form. He had not missed a cut all year until The Open. This season, Spieth ranks 80th on Tour with a driving distance average of 294.2 yards and yet, entering the PGA Championship, he was leading the Tour in scoring average at 69.0. Got a lot of ties to Quail Hollow " brother-in-law's father is a founding member here. He hit wedge to 25 feet, but rolled the downhill putt about 6 feet by and missed that one coming back.

Hideki Matsuyama birdied five of the last seven holes to seize a share of the lead with Kevin Kisner in Friday's storm-hit second round of the 99th PGA Championship.

One shot behind him were South African 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, Italian Francesco Molinari and American Chris Stroud. Here are the players that trail Olesen and Kisner.

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