He birdied the 15th hole and then bogied the 16th hole before finishing with two pars. He missed the green at the par-3 sixth but chipped to three feet and parred again. "5-9) in 1-under, circling the par-5 seventh from 11'6".
"He made every putt around 20 feet, and was seven under after nine", Phelps said. Matsuyama and Chris Stroud were a stroke back.
It comes as no surprise the red-hot Japan star shot a second-day 64 less than a week after capturing the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational to be sharing the PGA lead.
"This is my first experience leading a major, or tied for the lead after 36 holes", Matsuyama said.
Phelps saw much that he liked when Spieth, who started on the course's more hard back nine, completed his first nine at par despite fighting his putter.
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But there were too many draws. " At the end of the game the boys were disappointed that we didn't win ". Leaping from sixth place to top may appear ambitious but United are precisely that.
Olesen, 27, has won four times on the European Tour. He then tapped in for birdie. Ernie Els, who might be playing his final PGA, matched his worst score in the championship with an 80.
Matsuyama joined Kevin Kisner in lead at eight-under while Jason Day (66) was six- under and sole third.
Jamie Lovemark of the United States plays his second shot from a bunker on the fifth hole.
Fellow Australians Adam Scott and Marc Leishman are well off the pace.
Among other Japanese, Hideto Tanihara and Satoshi Kodaira finished even-par in 25th.
Two back of Johnson and joining McIlroy at 1 over is Spieth, who (you may have heard) is vying for the career Grand Slam this week.
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It was his first missed cut around the world dating to last year's PGA Championship.
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Asked if he would start against Burnley on Saturday, Conte said: "He's working very well and starting to understand our idea of football ".
None of the three Met-area club pros was able to turn the PGA Championship into a magical week. And we were walking up, and we were talking about like if we can get a tee shot on 18 we could finish the round.
The Ohio-based Queenslander has only managed top-30 results at the Masters and British Opens and he missed the cut at the US Open. By the time he returns, he will have been eliminated from the playoffs and his season would be over.
Now he gets two more rounds at Quail Hollow.
Kisner and Olesen are one stroke clear of five players who posted 3-under 68s: U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, two-time PGA Tour victor Gary Woodland, rookie Grayson Murray, a Raleigh resident, Chris Stroud and D.A. Points.
Bernd Wiesberger could determine the size of the cut. He was at 5 over, right on the cut line, but facing the two easiest holes on the front nine of Quail Hollow.
Scott was safe so far.
Or that he would be playing on a different hole. He could affect the cut and knock out players such as Adam Scott.
Bernd Wiesberger also had a hand in how the second round ended.
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