Day three snapshot of the PGA Championship

Swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Johnson look on during the first round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club

Swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole Johnson look on during the first round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club

Matsuyama joined Kevin Kisner, who earlier shot his second 67, to get to eight-under.

While the majority of the morning starters struggled with Quail Hollow's thick Bermuda rough, Kisner had no such trouble and was hot with the putter.

"Probably the pressure had something to do with it, being in the last group of a major tournament", he said through a translator. He finished his second round with three birdies, an eagle and one bogey.

And he can't wait to compete over the final two days of the tournament in hopes of raising the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday afternoon.

"But I haven't been spot on all week".

He added, "My hitting from tee to green was very good and it has been so of late, but I have not made much on the greens".

Of his first round, Lahiri said, "Frankly I played solid but it was only in the second nine (front nine of the course) that I got going".

After hitting only three fairways in the opening round of his first PGA Championship - and first pro event on American soil - shooting a 75, Fox kept the ball in play Friday and it paid off in a big way.

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The Terriers, playing in the English top flight for the first time since 1972, led when Mathias Jorgensen's header flew in off Palace's Joel Ward.

"The greens here at Quail Hollow, as you know, are really fast".

"I'd quite like it to play wet". "I'm just trying to get it up near the hole, and a lot of them are going in". On the back nine, he had three bogeys in a row from third to fifth, before stemming the rot with a par and then closed the day with three straight birdies for a card of one-under 70 and was Tied-15th.

McGirt, who teed off at 1:10 p.m. Friday, completed 11 holes before the horn sounded while he was preparing for a putt on the par-4 third hole.

A thunderstorm that halted play for almost an hour and 45 minutes came after Matsuyama had made three consecutive birdies starting at the 12th hole, but he took advantage of wet conditions when play resumed and added birdies at the par-5 15th and par-3 17th.

After starting his round with bogeys on two of his first four holes, McGirt bounced back with a pair of birdies on Nos. Down the stretch he pulled off four birdies to launch him back into contention. The former British Open champion appeared to injure his wrist hitting off of a tree root on the par-4 fifth hole, but he chose to keep playing after meeting with a trainer. It features the top three golfers in the tournament.

McGirt will stay in the Tar Heel state for next week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro at Sedgefield Country Club.

Over the course of his short career, Matsuyama has had several good showings at majors, but none better than a T2 at this year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

Matsuyama is tied for second with Chris Stroud (71) as the duo chase Kevin Kisner (72).

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