Many players have had a hard time on the Bethpage Black pedestrian line on Long Island, where other golf maids are settling this year. Only 25 players managed to sit in pairs after 36 holes and the tournament qualifying limit ended with four strokes in pairs.
This boundary was also going against Henrik Stensen and Alex Noreen, although sometimes it looked dark.
Stenson lay a bit on the wrong side of the border, but saved the weekend with three birds on the last ten holes. He finished the second round with a brilliant 18-hole bunker, which he made for a bird and two more couples after two days.
The same result is Alex Noren, who finished with an important bird in the 18th hole after a nice second strike. The Swedish duo shares 47th place with a leash.
Birch and wood are excluded
Alexander Bjork, on the other hand, played ready for the weekend. He followed +10 on Thursday with five over pairs on Friday.
Tiger Woods did not manage to qualify. The new Masters winner made his first race after winning Augusta but was sick and came to the PGA Championship a day before the start.
I did not feel well and I could not keep the game, Woods said at a press conference.
But it is. Days and weeks will come when the game does not match, and today was such a day.
Also stars like Jon Rahm, Bubba Watson and Sergio Garcia played clearly.
Leader, Brooks Koepek is in his own class. Americans take seven strokes to compatriot Jordan Spite and Australian Adam Scott.
During the second day, Koepka showed something more human than on Thursday, and was marked for two bogeys. The start of the 63 blows was followed by 65th place, but rather who will win on Sunday, thinks the question is how many battles Koepka wins.
If this weekend is a new triumph, Koepka will take its fourth major title for a short time after the US Open in 2017 and 2018 and the PGA Championship last year.