Walker And Strebb Lead At Baltusrol !
Robert Streb shot a record-equalling 63 that included 8 birdies to share the second-round lead with Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol in the US PGA Championship and said: “It was a great round. I’m happy to be a part of that 63 club id.“
Torrential rain overnight and more wet weather during the morning delayed play for 40 minutes. Softening the course up creating favourable playing conditions for the late starters.
Streb and Walker’s 2 round total of 131 at -9 equalled the lowest 36-hole score in US PGA Championship history as they moved two shots clear of defending champion Jason Day and Emiliano Grillo. Walker said: “I was excited to go play today. I really was.”
63 is the lowest score ever shot in a Major and Streb made his 63, the 30th in a Major and the third in 15 days after Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson both shot 63 at the Open.
Day made 7 birdies in 8 holes from 8 to move up the leaderboard and Streb made 3 birdies in the last 4 holes to join him.
Open champion Henrik Stenson was at -6, 1 shot clear of Martin Kaymer, the 2010 winner, who birdied his last 3 holes in his round of 69, Brooks Koepka, who shot 67 and Patrick Reed who shot 65.
Stenson made 2 early bogeys, but got it back together to shoot a second consecutive round of 67 that included an eagle on 18 after firing his approach to 3 feet.
Jason Day made 8 birdies in his round of 65 to move him -7 and tied with Grillo.
Jamie Donaldson shot 67 to finish at -4, 1 shot clear of Jordan Spieth and Gregory Bourdy.
Rory McIlroy shot a second round of 69 to add to his 74 and missed the 142 cut by 1 shot after bogeying the last.
Lots more great golf to come at Baltusrol.