Borges: Kevin Kisner is in the driver's seat at PGA Championship

Borges: Kevin Kisner is in the driver's seat at PGA Championship

Borges: Kevin Kisner is in the driver's seat at PGA Championship

Offaly golfer Shane Lowry has hit out at officials at the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow after his playing group were told to hurry up during their opening round.

Asked to describe his best and worst shots of the day, Matsuyama cited a tee shot to seven feet which led to birdie at the par-3 17th. Instead, it was mostly just trying to scramble out of trouble.

"If anything the greens were a little firmer than yesterday and some of the pin positions today are really tough", McIlroy said after a second straight 72.

"That could have been a six or seven quite easily".

"I've got to make up ground".

He had no such problems today, birdying the seventh hole that had cost him so dearly a day earlier, along with the third, seventh, ninth and 10th holes.

Robert Streb (Chickasha native): Shot a 1-under par 70, and is tied for 31st at 2-over 144 for 36 holes.

Italian Francesco Molinari matched Matsuyama's bogey-free 64 Friday by orchestrating his way around the course with five birdies and an eagle to get to five under for the tournament.

"The firmness, you're going to be able to keep it more firm, especially this time of year". That's saying something. Birkdale [the British Open venue] is a pretty special place.

Although he found the bunker on the 15th, he holed a birdie putt to move to level par, and made par on 16, 17 and 18, the fearsome "Green Mile".

Matsuyama, starting on the back nine, birdied on his first two holes and picked up another birdie while bogeying twice on his way in. I made a birdie and then a couple of pars. The PGA Championship continues Saturday and Sunday from Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"I've been upset with how I've played in the majors so far in my career", he said. "So it was nice to see that one drop". Here there is severe rough. Koepka missed a half-dozen putts from 12 feet or closer, and while it looked as though he hit the ball well enough to go low at Quail Hollow, he wasn't the least bit frustrated.

"I just feel so comfortable, I don't feel like I have to read it and over-read it".

Other players on the PGA Tour verbalize a slightly higher opinion of Matsuyama's game.

Brian Gaffney in 2015 at Whistling Straits was the only club pro to make the cut the last six years. This was his 10th consecutive round under par in the PGA Championship, nine of them in the 60s.

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