Sport Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama lead USPGA Championship after weather disrupts second round

23:11  12 august  2017
23:11  12 august  2017 Source:   International Business Times

Stroud edges closer to Matsuyama, Kisner to complete second round

  Stroud edges closer to Matsuyama, Kisner to complete second round American Chris Stroud closed in at the US PGA Championship, but Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Kisner held the 36-hole lead.Chris Stroud moved closer to the US PGA Championship lead as the second round was finally completed on Saturday.

Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Kisner share the lead on eight-under after the weather -affected second round of the US PGA Championship was completed on Saturday. A delay of one hour and 43 minutes due to the threat of lightning meant 25 players were unable to finish their rounds

Hideki Matsuyama produced the lowest round of the tournament so far at the US PGA Championship to charge into the joint lead at Quail Hollow. The in-form Japanese player overcame the distraction of a two -hour delay due to a stormy weather warning to shoot a

Hideki Matsuyama © reuters Hideki Matsuyama

Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama secured their positions as joint-overnight leaders of the 99th USPGA Championship after severe weather conditions disrupted the second round at Quail Hollow.

Kisner, who already has two PGA Tour victories to his name, carded a round of 67 for the second day running to finish eight-under going into round three. The world No 25 was soon joined at the top of the leaderboard by Japanese number three Matsuyama, who carded a round of 64 despite having his stride broken by the weather.

The threat of lightning in North Carolina meant play was disrupted for almost two hours, but Matsuyama managed to pick up from where he left off at the 15th hole and eventually drew level with American Kisner, who managed to complete his round before the weather took a turn for the worse.

Pause for thought: Tour pros joke over Hideki's delayed downswing

  Pause for thought: Tour pros joke over Hideki's delayed downswing Hideki Matsuyama pauses briefly before starting his downswing, but his fellow players are happy to pretend he holds position for an age.As well as being the joint-leader after round two of the US PGA Championship, Hideki Matsuyama has one of the most recognisable swings in modern golf.

And although he birdied the next two and came agonisingly close to making it a hat-trick on the ninth, his final hole of the day, the 28-year-old’s second successive 72 left him two over par and 10 shots off the lead shared by Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama .

And although he birdied the next two and came agonisingly close to making it a hat-trick on the ninth, his final hole of the day, the 28-year-old’s second successive 72 left him two over par and 10 shots off the lead shared by Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama .

Matsuyama, 25, was three shots behind Kisner at the start of play but raced up the leaderboard with consecutive birdies on 12, 13 and 14 before the threat of thunderstorms caused a suspension in play, with many players now having to complete their rounds on Saturday morning (12 August).

The leading duo were hotly pursued by Jason Day, who finished two shots behind the pair before the hooter sounded and play was suspended for the day due to the fading light. Day ended the day a nose in front of Louis Oosthuizen, who finished on five-under along with Francesco Molinari and Chris Stroud.

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlory managed to keep themselves in the championship for the penultimate day of play but neither look like threatening Kisner and Matsuyama at present. Spieth endured a tough second day, carding a round of 73 to end the round 11-over, one behind McIlroy, who remained bullish over his chances despite being 10 shots behind the leader.

Consistent Kisner leads during third round at Quail Hollow

  Consistent Kisner leads during third round at Quail Hollow American Kevin Kisner holds control at the US PGA Championship after going bogey-free through his front nine in the third round.Kevin Kisner held a one-stroke lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud midway through their third rounds at the US PGA Championship as players struggled to get moving.

Matsuyama , Kisner tied at PGA Championship . Bob Harig discusses how Hideki Matsuyama tends to play in streaks and is currently riding a hot one as he's tied for the lead with Kevin Kisner at 8-under par at the PGA Championship .

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan is tied for the lead after the second round of the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. Kevin Kisner was efficient as ever with his wedges and putter in posting a 4-under 67 in the second round .

"Kis is on fire right now," said McIlroy. "But take him out of the equation - I feel like I'm still right there in the tournament."

Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood and Dustin Johnson also made the cut for the weekend, but there were a few major casualties on an intermittent day's play. Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Masters Champions Sergio Garcia all failed to make the cut, while Englishman Ross Fisher also failed to qualify for the penultimate round in North Carolina.

Kevin Kisner © Reuters Kevin Kisner

Matsuyama grabs lead as Kisner falters at US PGA .
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama led the US PGA Championship by one stroke midway through the final round.Hideki Matsuyama moved into the outright lead in the final round of the US PGA Championship after Kevin Kisner faltered on one of the easiest holes at Quail Hollow on Sunday.

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