Fowler hopes Quail Hollow magic leads to first major title

Fowler hopes Quail Hollow magic leads to first major title

Or that he would be playing on a different hole. "I'm really fired up about it the way I'm hitting the golf ball".

After dropping free from the path - "into a pretty bad lie" - McIlroy was left with a shot through a narrow avenue of trees with branches overhanging.

"I kind of accept the fact that I'm essentially out of this tournament pending some form of insane stuff the next couple of days", said Spieth, who won last month's Open Championship to secure the third leg of the career Grand Slam.

On the seventh he went into the rough and missed regulation and on eighth he missed an eight-footer for par. But by day's end Friday, he was stuck at a three over par, 11 shots off the lead, and tied for 46th.

Having grown up a few hours from Charlotte, Kisner was a lot more at ease on Quail Hollow's fast, undulating and tricky greens than most of his competitors.

He at least salvaged the round with two late birdies for another 1-over 72.

No matter. He was tied going into the weekend, raising Japanese hopes of its first major championship. "I think players spend too much work into figuring out golf courses, instead of just getting the ball in the hole". "I haven't hit it this well this whole summer".

Only 17 players are under par on the tough Quail Hollow course that features length and demands accuracy off the tee to set up approaches to greens with crowned tops.

It came after he bogeyed his two previous holes and moved him to 5-over. But after a scorching second round (he shot a five-under 66 to reach six under) he's hot on the heels of the leaders.

I picked Rory McIlroy to win this week and, well, you've seen how that turned out.

As for this course, this is not an easy golf course and one can not afford to fall back too far behind.

That could leave the final major of the year up for grabs over the final 36 holes on the weekend, but not for everybody.

"I guess a low round used to be a 61 or a 62", McIlroy said. "You didn't get that the last couple of days".

"I was just trying to get it in the bunker, and luckily I hit it with enough speed, and it got up and out of there". Kang certainly isn't as big a name as others on the leaderboard, but he does own three results of sixth or better.

"This is not the Quail Hollow we have gotten to know over the last 10 years", he said.

Kisner doesn't have the length for this 7,600-yard course, but he has golf smarts, a reliable swing and a good putting stroke for the greens.



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