He made a 10 on that hole, later explaining his actions during his walk to the parking lot by saying "it shows you care, that's all". When you play safe into the greens, you give yourself very tricky putts, like the one I had - downhill, left-to-right. "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".
Justin Thomas, who was in contention at the U.S. Open and faltered in the final round, is the only player with two rounds in the 60s over the last two rounds (66-69), and he said he felt like he struggled with his game.
"That would be a cool run at any PGA Tour event, but to do that at the PGA Championship is pretty special, " DeLaet said. He saved his round with two late birdies for a 1-over 72 and still was just five shots behind.
"I like to think that I'm mature now and I can manage an under-par round when I don't have my best stuff, " Thomas said.
American Kevin Kisner was leading in the clubhouse on eight-under par 134, but Japan's Hideki Matsuyama was making a charge at six-under with four holes remaining in his second round. With the ball settled in the rough of the 11th hole, McIlroy skipped his shot along the cart path into and out of the bunker, across the green and onto the fringe. He had seven bogeys and a double-bogey, and just one birdie. Casey played the final three holes in 4 over and shot 74.
The shocker was Day, the former No. 1 player in the world and a PGA champion two years ago. He looked more like Jean Van de Velde, famous for his collapse in the 1999 British Open, except that Day was standing amid bushes of flowers instead of knee deep in the burn at Carnoustie. The South African had his own problems. Kisner thought the grass was thin enough behind the ball to get a 5-iron on it, and from there it was a matter of judging how much it would bounce.
"Have you ever seen a shot like that in a major championship?" said Nantz, fighting off laughter. Two birdies (12th and 18th holes) helped him finish the day at 72 which takes his 36-hole total to three-over 145. He caught a decent lie and chipped close for his first birdie.
Jason Day was right there with them until a peculiar decision likely cost him a reasonable chance to stay with the leaders.
He was speaking about golf.
Saturday at Quail Hollow came with a bit of a thud all things considered as the star golfers looking to make a run up the leaderboard were unsuccessful and those at the top did little to inspire excitement.