Woodland sets PGA record as Championship halted by rain

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It has not been as easy for Woods (-3) or McIlroy (-2) but both men will tell themselves a low round on moving day will put them in the hunt.

Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy all made gains as a rain-delayed second round concluded at the US PGA Championship on Saturday.

Ryan Fox dipped slightly down the leaderboard to tie for 23rd before play was suspended midway through the second round at the US PGA Championship because of stormy weather. Spieth didn't get under par for the tournament until his seventh hole Friday - the par-3 16th hole - and he managed to do enough right for a 66 to get within seven shots of the lead.

Woodland took a one-stroke lead into the day after shooting a 64 Thursday and chipped his way to a birdie on his second hole Friday, No. 11.

Tiger Woods climbed back into contention by with birdies on three of his first seven holes to get to 3-under before play was suspended.

American Koepka moved to eight under for the tournament with seven birdies in his bogey-free 63, missing a 20-foot putt on the ninth that would have seen him match Branden Grace's 62 set at the 2017 Open.

Rory McIlroy could not put the same pressure on the leaders however as a single birdie on the fourteenth only enough to leave him on two-under for the tournament with his second round almost completed. Organizers said the third round will be played in threesomes and off the first and 10th tees starting 30 minutes after the second round ends.

Resuming on the second hole, his 11th of round two, the flawless golf continued from the former Irish Open victor who started with a par and followed it up with his fourth birdie of the round on the par-three third (his 12th).

"It's always a bit frustrating to have to come back and finish a round in the morning, but that's golf, and something I will just have to deal with", Fox said after his truncated round. The golf course is gettable, I think. He's absolutely striping it and rolling the rock, so if he's going to keep that up we're going to have a pretty good battle if I can too. "I was telling it to go".

"For me, I'm very happy with where I'm at".

"I'm all right with it", Kisner said. "I've been so in the zone, you don't know where you are".

"I'm hitting the ball very solid".

Said Woodland: "I have a lot of friends out here, a lot of college teammates, a lot of people from college".

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