Fairways turn foul for Jason Day in PGA Championship collapse

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The American Kisner also battled to a rollercoaster 72 but at seven-under the card the SC native clung to a one-shot lead over world number three Hideki Matsuyama (73) and Chris Stroud (71).

"I'd love to know what he thought he could really do with that second shot".

It's such a cliché.

Wiesberger, a regular on the European Tour, not only missed a cut for the first time in 29 tournaments, he allowed everyone at five over, including Adam Scott, to play the last two days. He shot 59 in Hawaii in January and 63 at the U.S. Open. He told the fans that they might have to move back for his next approach.

Kisner hasn't fared well in a dozen major appearances, but that hasn't changed his attitude when it comes to vying for the biggest wins in the sport.

It became a nightmare hole for Jason Day, the 18th, as he signed for a quadruple bogey eight.

I was quite happy with my play, which was solid, but the scoring should have been a lot better in the first round of the PGA Championships at Quail Hollow.

The session was brief, maybe 15 minutes, and it helped put his mind in the right place. Day is starting to look like the No. 1 player in the world he was for most of past year, playing a four-hole stretch around the turn in 5-under par, posting a 66 and finishing two shots out of the lead.

Golf has always been about minimizing the mistakes more than rounds of 59 or 63 (his third-round tally at the U.S. Open), particularly in the throes of a white-knuckle major championship. "That's what I grew up practising and playing, to play on the PGA Tour and to have a chance in major championships", said the two-time tour victor. What I did today was definitely a confidence boost. Namely, that his 73 on Saturday was exactly on brand for what he's done in the major championships this year (see below). "I didn't think it was going to take me this long but I'm glad I'm here".

"That's what Tiger did so well". From four-under, he fell to even par in one single hole. It's about managing it around here, trying to get it around.

It was a tough day for most of the players in Charlotte.

Matsuyama played the back nine in five under which included birdies at 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17. Even my par putt on seven was a good putt.

But Thomas' fate will more likely be tied to how well he handles whatever miscues await.

PGA Tour Media South Carolina native Kevin Kisner carded a 4-under 67 on Friday for the second consecutive round at the PGA Championship. "I just didn't handle it very well".

McIlroy was in danger of missing the halfway cut for the fourth time in his last seven major appearances after dropping four shots in the space of five holes at Quail Hollow.

"Sometimes, I get a little too aggressive, like on 18".

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