Day 1 of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow

Rebecca Barbier
Agosto 13, 2017

But when I had the chances that I had and I just couldn't get the ball to go in on the greens, that is when I get the most frustrated I can get out there'. He made both putts for eagle.

Matsuyama took advantage of greens softened by an afternoon storm, reeling off five birdies on a six-hole stretch with a series of pinpoint approach shots to card a seven-under 64, a course record in light of the redesign of Quail Hollow before the championship. On the par-5 15th hole, Stricker drilled a 3-wood up the hill and onto the green about 20 feet away.

The group's tee time was delayed two minutes because the preceding threesome had not played their second shots at the hole, which is reachable in two shots for most players.

A near two-hour delay held up the later starters, but when play resumed Matsuyama secured two more birdies to match the American. From there, he shot 66-62 and won by four shots over Phil Mickelson.

For the longest time, the PGA Championship looked as though it might be a case of survival at Quail Hollow.

Jordan Spieth is heating up at the PGA Championship.

Aiming to become the youngest player to win a career Grand Slam, Spieth at least made back-to-back birdies to finish a one-over front nine.

Grayson Murray, Gary Woodland, Chris Stroud and D.A. Points joined Koepka at three under.

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Cech was unconvincing for Leicester's 2nd goal after he hesitated to come out to meet Marc Albrighton's cross, which Vardy converted to make it 1-2.

Jamie Lovemark of the United States plays his second shot from a bunker on the fifth hole.

The other player in the threesome Jason Dufner must have felt a little embarrassed - he only managed a par.

Fellow Australian Adam Scott plummeted down the leaderboard with a 76 to share 70th at five-over.

Jordan Spieth figured he was too far back to chase the final leg of the career Grand Slam this year.

In the back-nine, he corrected his mistakes and played flawlessly. The South African followed his opening round of 70 with a four-under 67 Friday. He failed to birdie the drivable par-4 14th or the par-5 15th, missing a birdie putt from just inside 10 feet.

Adam Scott, meanwhile, was spared a missed cut. This season, Spieth ranks 80th on Tour with a driving distance average of 294.2 yards and yet, entering the PGA Championship, he was leading the Tour in scoring average at 69.0. He hit wedge to 25 feet, but rolled the downhill putt about 6 feet by and missed that one coming back.

Rory McIlroy gestures that his ball is going wide toward the gallery along the 10th fairway during second round action Friday at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. McIlroy fired a second consecutive 72 and stands at 144 through two rounds.

Americans Jim Herman and Gary Woodland, each seeking a first major title, shared the early lead on 3-under par, Herman through 11 holes and Woodland after 10. It might seem like a lot the way Matsuyama and Kisner are playing, but it doesn't to Thomas.

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