He also bogeyed the par-4 18th after he sent his tee shot into a fairway bunker, then clipped the lip of the trap when he tried to escape and sent that shot left of the green and left his chip short, prompting him to take an extra swing of his wedge in frustration. Another stat to use on trivia night: Entering this week, 6,441 rounds on TOUR have been played at Quail Hollow.
"I like to be aggressive".
"I'd have to say my putting has really saved me", Matsuyama said through a translator.
Kisner has been perched atop the leaderboard all week because he's displayed the most consistency. The top 70 and ties make the cut at Quail Hollow. "If we look historically back on my career, I think I will play this tournament worse than the other three majors just in the way that it's set up", Spieth said.
"There's still 36 holes to go and a lot of golf to be played", he said.
The PGA Championship has yet to crown a victor at Quail Hollow but officials are already talking about a return to the Queen City.
Stroud needed to win a tournament in Reno, Nev., last Sunday just to make the field for the 99th PGA Championship.
"The important thing is to give myself an opportunity to win", Matsuyama said. What better time to remind all those pundits that he is a force, one they should have at least considered? After losing in three playoffs in 2015, he won his first PGA Tour title at the RSM Classic that year.
Kisner held a two-shot lead after birdies at Nos.
"This is not the Quail Hollow we have gotten to know over the last 10 years", he said. He birdied the 14th and on 15th he had an eagle putt, which horse-shoed out, but he did get a birdie and went into double figures at 10-under. "I've got to birdie!'" I'm a big believer in that.
For the rest of the course, he considers par a victory.
Perhaps the most significant victim, though, was Kisner.
Joost Luiten aced the same hole during the first round. Then, he shot birdie on No. 7, a par 5.
Day carded an impressive five-under 66 to move into contention at a rainy Quail Hollow on Friday, but the Australian rushed through the closing holes as darkness approached in Charlotte.
Kevin Kisner has led every day and stayed a shot out front Saturday with a 1-over-par 72 to finish at 206, 7 under par. The world's best players are a combined 5,899 above par. He bogeyed immediately Saturday on No. 1, one of the holes that was remodeled by course designer Tom Fazio about a year ago.
Matsuyama has won three tournaments this year, tied for most on the PGA Tour. At 25, Matsuyama is still pursuing his first major.
Justin Thomas, the son of a PGA professional, had the right formula.
Long after 25th-ranked Kisner reached the clubhouse with his second consecutive 67, players once fearful of lightning-fast greens attacked the dampened putting surfaces after the delay and soared up the leaderboard. His putt lipped out to leave him with an eight, ending his round on 77 on even par, seven shots off the lead.
Twenty-five players completed their second round Saturday morning, due to Friday's weather-related interruption. Six players were tied at 147. Or perhaps Chris Stroud will just be floating. Too many times you get a club in your hand and think, 'Oh, OK, I can be aggressive'. But few players in Charlotte shot a birdie-free 79, which Mickelson did Thursday in what was a higher score than he had ever posted in 94 previous rounds at a PGA Championship.
Kisner picked up some fans this week.
Or that he would be playing on a different hole. Now, he wonders how much longer is season will last.
Australia's Jason Day, the 2015 PGA victor and last year's runner-up, fired a 66 to stand third on 136. "I'm struggling with the speed on them". The only way to do that is to be in position to attack the treacherous Quail Hollow greens from the fairways. This is often on display in majors, where you tend to notice plenty of great golfers from places not exactly known for their prowess on the pitch. - J.B, Holmes on the rebuilt No. 4 green.