didn’t let off the gas in Round 2 of the PGA Championship, firing a 5-under 65 on Friday to extend his lead to a whopping seven shots at 12-under.
The defending champion birdied three of his first four holes to pull away early. His first bogey of the tournament came on the 10th, but he played his final eight holes at 3-under to continue extending his lead.
Koepka becomes the first player ever to lead a major championship by seven shots after 36 holes. His total of 128 also set the record for the lowest total after two rounds at a major.
and lead the chasing pack. They have plenty of work to do, sitting at 5-under par.
Here’s how the top of the leaderboard looks after 36 holes:
|Place||Player||Total to par||Round 2 score|
fell off the pace on the back nine. He was 6-under on the 12th tee before bogeying four of his final seven holes to drop back into a tie for 10th alongside , , and .
, , and are at even par, which is good for a tie for 26th.
birdied four holes on the back nine to battle back inside the cutline. He’s in a tie for 57th at 3-over. joins McIlroy at 3-over after a disappointing 74.
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