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Adam Scott two shots behind leader Brooks Koepka at US PGA Championship

12 August, 2018, 20:26 | Author: Tommie Newton
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"I want to say it kind of helped me go into 17, relax a little bit, hit that tee shot down the middle of the fairway". "I was hitting a lot of drivers".

He made birdie on the par-four first hole, again on the back of a great approach shot which left him a one-metre putt, but a three-putt on the par-four fourth hole put him back to even par for the round. "So I'll be looking to clean that up. Got off to a hot start", Koepka said.

Indeed, Jordan Spieth had been fighting a bad swing all week and finally paid the price for it. It was nice to right the ship there.

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"Brooks had a massive lead and then two holes later it was one shot", Rahm said. Look at that front nine.

Ten players were within four shots of the lead, which includes defending champion Justin Thomas (68), Jason Day (67) and Stewart Cink, the 2009 British Open champion who played with Woods and matched his 66. Yeah, there's a lot of star power, and it should be. "I feel like yesterday I played really well too and sometimes you just don't really score very well. but today I drove it beautifully. Look, it doesn't get much better". And with just 18 holes of golf remaining, Woods can't stay in a bubble any longer.

"It's going to be a long day", Fowler said.

The 25-year-old is without a win since victory in the Open at Royal Birkdale last year and 12 months on there would be no repeat at Carnoustie, where he went into the final round with a share of the lead but stumbled to a closing, birdie-free 76. "Players try to downplay it, and I've downplayed it over the years myself, but it's a pretty intense environment out there".

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"The greens were getting fuzzy and I didn't hit the putts quite hard enough. I just have to make the adjustments better than I did".

Gary Woodland set a tournament record before storms suspended play during the second round of the 2018 PGA Championship Friday in St. Louis.

"Tiger was performing great".

That left Woods five strokes off the pace of United States compatriot Koepka, who birdied five of his first nine holes to make the turn on 13-under par, three shots ahead of Americans Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland with Australian Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, and American Kevin Kisner another stroke adrift.

Scott told PGATour.com that his warm-up before an opening 70 was the best he's had all season. "Hopefully, we can come back soon".

Hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy could be a major tribute as well. He's the first Utah resident to make the cut in all four majors in one year since Sandy's Mike Weir in 2008.

"You can't hide when you're on the top of the leaderboard", he said.

Koepka, who missed the Masters with a left wrist injury, opened birdie-birdie to grab the lead after playing partner Woodland made bogey at the second, but Woodland birdied the third hole to pull level. Woods played 29 holes, while Fowler played 26. "It takes it out of you not just physically but mentally". He couldn't save par with a 100-foot bunker shot on the 14th after a poor drive, and his tee shot on the 15th settled behind a tree, forcing him to take relief with a penalty shot.

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