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Jordan Spieth: PGA Championship setup 'toughest for me'

Jordan Spieth: PGA Championship setup 'toughest for me'

"Unreal playing. See you next week". He nearly aced the 301-yard par-four 14th as well, his tee shot with a three-wood running over the hole before stopping eight feet beyond, from where he sank the eagle putt.

DeLaet, two-under for the tournament and five shots adrift of leader Kevin Kisner, was as surprised as anyone by the run, which came after what had been a mediocre round up until that point.

Storms that softened the course and caused a almost two-hour delay also kept the second round from finishing.

Quail Hollow looked vulnerable for the first time in the week.

SLAMMED: Three weeks after Spieth got the third leg of the Grand Slam by winning the British Open, his putting stroke hasn't helped him at Quail Hollow. Hideki Matsuyama was another shot behind. I thought it would be good to get the physio and release it.

LEADERS: Matsuyama and Kisner were at 8-under 134, and this is the first time for either player to be atop the leaderboard after any round of a major. They will finish Saturday morning, with the third round starting afterward.

On the 18th, Kisner hit into the hazard line on the creek, but he was lucky that the ball hit the stone bridge over the creek and bounced over.

"I feel a lot better about myself being two-over for the tournament instead of four-over", McIlroy said after making five footers at the seventh and eighth.

"I just want to see if I can get a couple of rounds in the 60s", he said.

A major is all that keeps Matsuyama from being mentioned in the same class as Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Day and the rest of golf's youngest stars.

They are among the toughest finishing holes in golf. He often takes one hand off his club because he's not happy with how he hit it, though the ball seems to find the fairway or settle close to the flag.

Forced to go back to the drop zone, he hit a 109-yard approach to 13 feet but two putted for a six to slip back to one over par for the Championship.

Day said he was pleased to round his full game into form, saying it felt like it hadn't been so good in a long time. "I can't count them all", said the guy who shot 64. Worse yet, the path headed down a steep slope toward the 11th fairway.

"It's a completely different golf course", McIlroy said. Four-over for the front nine, he was five-over for the tournament before he birdied the 12th. That included his first World Golf Championship at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Matsuyama won last week's Bridgestone Invitational, but this would be a much bigger prize.

"It was like playing under the lights which was kind of nice", Day said.

As for this course, this is not an easy golf course and one can not afford to fall back too far behind.

Daly left Quail Hollow without speaking to reporters but was heard telling his fiancée that he wanted to "get out of here", using a profanity to express his frustration with the course and heading straight for the parking lot.