Ryan Fox still in touch with US PGA Championship leaderboard

Ryan Fox still in touch with US PGA Championship leaderboard

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.

Gary Woodland holds a halfway one-shot lead, at 10 under for the championship, over Kevin Kisner as half of the field were forced to return for 7am local time on Saturday morning after storms forced an early postponement to the second round.

Kisner made bogey on No. 9 and finished the day with a 64, one stroke behind Woodland and one ahead of Brooks Koepka, victor of the past two U.S. Opens.

Open Championship runner-up Kisner holed six birdies as he played his first nine holes in 29 shots to move into the lead on nine under, while Woodland avenged a bogey on the 14th with an eagle three on the par-five 17th.

The Offalyman then birdied the third hole, his 12th, and two more birdies followed to bring Lowry to seven-under for the tournament, three behind leader Woodland on ten-under.

The 42-year-old American, who hasn't won a major title since the 2008 US Open and hasn't won any event in five years, sank a 14-foot birdie putt at the second, a five-footer to birdie the par-3 third and a 10-foot birdie putt at the fifth hole, then dropped in a 15-footer to salvage par after finding a bunker at the par-3 sixth.

Shane Lowry was one of a multitude of golfers up at the crack of dawn in St Louis to finish out his second round in the USPGA Championships. 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.

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"I knew the golf course would be very playable this morning so I thought if I came out and shot two under it would be a very good score", Lowry told RTE Sport.

"Honestly, I haven't hit it great, up to my standards, these first couple days", Finau said.

"The golf course is gettable", Woodland said. "I'm not too anxious with what anyone else is doing out there".

"I think every time that you see guys playing well it kind of drags other guys in the group along, " Kisner went on. "Sometimes you are in your own mind and don't know where you are at". "And when I stand over a golf ball putting as comfortable as I am right now, I'm pretty excited".

"I'm hitting the ball very solid". I have more people coming in this weekend.

"I feel safe because I feel safe where my game is", Woodland said.