Hideki Matsuyama shoots 63 to take Medinah's leadership, Tiger Woods stumbles again
WASHINGTON: Japan Hideki Matsuyama broke the course record in Medinah with a pair 63 under nine to take the lead of the second round in the US PGA. UU. BMW Championship While Tiger Woods He fought again.
Matsuyama, a 2017 US Open runner-up who is looking for his sixth title on the US tour. In the USA, Frinday made a birdie in five of the first eight holes and four of the last seven in a ghost-free round to stand at 12 under 132 after 36 holes in Chicago's famous suburban design.
It seemed that every birdie opportunity I had today I did the putt, Matsuyama said. Add it, that's what I got.
His total was two strokes under the mark of the previous 65 course shared by first-round co-leaders Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak and previously held by Woods, Skip Kendall and Mike Weir of Canada.
Americans Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay shared second place in the clubhouse in 133, at a stroke of Matsuyama's pace, with a fourth-place package in the clubhouse in 135, including Canadians Adam Hadwin and Corey Conners, the Slovaks Rory Sabbatini and the Americans Lucas Glover and Chez Reavie.
Woods, a 15-time important champion who won his first race since 2008 at this year's Masters, sank 13 and 20-foot birdie putts in holes 14 and 15, but bogeys at 16 and 17 to shoot his second 71, 10 drifting from leader Matsuyama.
I left enough shots, said Woods. I hit the ball much better today, which is great, and I really didn't do anything until 2:15 pm.
Woods slipped even further from his goal of reaching the top 30 on the PGA playoff season point list to win the chance to defend his Tour Championship title next week in Atlanta.
I will have to have a great weekend and do many birdies this week and publish some rounds in the mid-60s to have a chance.
Woods, who has complained about lack of practice after pulling out last week at Liberty National with an oblique strain, won the 1999 and 2006 PGA Championship titles at Medinah.
My feeling has not been where I want it, said Woods. Hit the high pin every time ... I certainly haven't done many putts. Putt well and I'll shoot good scores. I have not done that.
30-foot birdie putt to close
Matsuyama, who also needed a good result this week to move forward, sank a 28-foot birdie putt in the first hole, a 10-foot birdie at four and two 30-foot birdie putts in the fifth par 5.
He put his approach at six feet and made the birdie get in the seventh par 5 and sank a 16-foot birdie foot in the eighth par 3, then followed a tap-in birdie at 12 with a foot of 17 feet to the pair -3 13 °.
Matsuyama closed his round with his fourth pair of consecutive birdies on the day, sinking a 23-foot foot in par 3 17 and closing with a 30-foot birdie putt at 18.
I was really happy with that birdie putt, really to do that, Matsuyama said.