Top international golfers continue to show off in one of four seasonal majors. In fact, we have reached the end of the second round of the PGA Championship (prize money of 12 million dollars), an event born in 1916 with the match play format, stroke play since 1956.
Will Zalatoris, situation
After the first 36 holes, Will Zalatoris leads the ranking. The American finds the scratch on Friday in Tulsa by signing a super -5 of the day thanks to 5 birdies and no smears. The 25-year-old Californian is thus hoisted to -9 (131 shots) with a length of margin on his closest rival.
On the par 70 course of the Southern Hiills Country Club in Tulsa (Oklahoma, United States) second place with -8 for an excellent Mito Pereira. The Chilean moves up 5 positions in an extraordinary round of -6. Justin Thomas is doing well too.
The American is third with a score of -6 and one blow away from compatriot Bubba Watson. The latter is the best of the day thanks to a superb -7 (9 birdies, 2 bogeys) which allows him to climb up to 52 positions. Fifth place with a score of -4 for the American Davis Riley, for the Mexican Abraham Ancer, and for the former leader, the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.
The trio is followed at -3 by the pair made up of the English Matt Fitzpatrick and the American Stewart Cink. Finally, the Australian Cameron Smith, the English Tyrrell Hatton, and the hosts Sam Burns, Cameron Young, Gary Woodland, Talor Gooch, and Matt Kuchar closed the top ten at -2.
Small step back for Francesco Molinari. The Turinese stumbles in a +2 that pushes him away to 41st place with the score of +2 (142 hits). The Italian golfer only signs one birdie, hitting three bogeys, and is in the group that includes among others the Spaniard Jon Rahm and the American Brooks Koepka.
While not shining he saves himself on a tightrope Collin Morikawa, who avoids the cut by placing himself in 64th position with a score of +4. On the other hand, the number one of the Official World Golf Ranking Scottie Scheffler is sensationally out, collapsed due to the +5 of the day which, added to the +1 of the debut, means a cut.
The tournament also ends here for golfers of the caliber of Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Jenrik Stenson, and Kevin Kisner.