October 23, 2017
Kisner, Matsuyama lead in a wide-open PGA

Kisner, Matsuyama lead in a wide-open PGA

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Published 2:25 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For the longest time, the PGA Championship looked as though it might be a case of survival at Quail Hollow.

Now, it has the trappings of a shootout.

Kevin Kisner was efficient as ever with his wedges and putter in posting a 4-under 67 in the second round. When he finished, none of the other early starters Friday were within five shots of the lead. Then the storms arrived, and everything changed.

Hideki Matsuyama, the Japanese star coming off a 61 in the final round to win a World Golf Championship last week, finished off a stretch of five birdies in six holes for a 64 that gave him a share of the 36-hole lead.

Jason Day started looking like the player who was No. 1 for so much of last year. The PGA Championship winner at Whistling Straits two years ago shot a 66 and was two shots behind.

Quail Hollow, so frightening on Thursday and the early part of…

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