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Kizner, Matsuyama tied at PGA Championship
Saturday Aug 12, 2017 12:00am

(CHARLOTTE, NC) - Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the Japanese star for his 61 in the final round at Firestone to win his second World Golf Championship. Matsuyama continued his solid play Friday at the PGA Championship, even before the storms arrived and took so much of the bite out of Quail Hollow. Starting with a 12 foot putt the 25 year old Matsuyama ran off five birdies over six holes for a 7-under 64 that gave him a share of the lead with Kevin Kizner going into the weekend. Kisner faced tougher, faster conditions in the morning and holed a 50 foot eagle putt from short of the green on the par-5 seventh hole. When his round was over, Kisner had a five-shot lead over the players from his side of the draw, and it didn't look like anyone would get near him. The storms arrived. Play was halted for nearly two hours. Quail Hollow looked vulnerable for the first time week. Among those who failed to take advantage was Jordan Spieth, who looks like he'll have to wait another year to try to complete the career Grand Slam. Spieth made only one birdie and shot 73 to fall 11 shots behind. Matsuyama and Kisner were at 8 under 134. Day is starting to look like the No. 1 player in the world he was for most of last year, playing a four-hole stretch around the turn in 5-under par, posting a 66 and finishing two shots out of the lead. The second round was halted by darkness, leaving 26 players to finish Saturday morning.

(07-14-2018) • Saturday morning sports • LaGrange, IN

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