How locals fared in the second round of the PGA Championship

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"Probably the pressure had something to do with it, being in the last group in a major tournament", said Matsuyama.

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Further back, the hopes of championship favourite Rory McIlroy and Grand Slam seeker Jordan Spieth are hanging by a thread, 10 and 11 strokes behind respectively.

Sounds a little like when I play golf.

About the featured group of Spieth, Garcia and Koepka - left to right, Claret Jug, green jacket, U.S. Open trophy - they had 14 bogeys Friday.

Golf has always been about minimizing the mistakes more than rounds of 59 or 63 (his third-round tally at the U.S. Open), particularly in the throes of a white-knuckle major championship. "Keep knocking on the door, and hopefully one day it will open", he said Friday through a translator.

On Friday, Phil Mickelson shot a 74 to finish 11-over par for his two rounds at the PGA Championship.

"Kind of stinks because it sets me back there", he said.

"With one birdie, it's going to be hard to post a solid round", Spieth said. "I've always played other sports throughout my life and I've never been the biggest guy, so I had to find a way to get things done".

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Kisner, who is seeking his first major championship victory, has not fared well in the game's biggest events and is keen for that to change this week.

"It's the type of golf course you don't have to go out and make birdies".

"I was grateful for the rain delay because I was getting exhausted", he told the PGA Tour.

The win gave Stroud an automatic entry into the PGA Championship and a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. It's just these last two days I haven't scored very well.

"I will try to improve on the weekend and try to get a couple of scores under par".

Then came the meltdown on 18 — the third of Quail Hollow's brutal "Green Mile" stretch of finishing holes. Because you are going to have a day, usually at least a day in the tournament, where you don't have your best. His chip stopped about 10 feet from the hole and after that bogey putt went wide right, he tapped in for a double bogey that left him six strokes behind Kisner. I love this game. But this time it was worse with a double bogey and a bogey on first two holes.

I had a bit of shaky start with a bogey on 10th, a par-5 and that was a disappointment, as you don't want to let go of the par-5s and certainly not drop a shot there.

"In the end I got out of position too often, and I was feeling pretty pissed off standing on the seventh tee after bogeying four of the previous five holes".

"Hopefully it doesn't happen [at Quail Hollow]".

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