August 13, 2010 by staff
Matt Kuchar, Kohler, Wisconsin (AP) – Matt Kuchar posted a three-under 69 Friday to stay atop the standings after his second round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Kuchar, the leader of the first round, finished 36 holes at eight-under 136 and is two ahead with several players yet to complete the second round.
Friday was the second consecutive day that the round was delayed because of fog. Golfers have to wait two hours and 40 minutes to start playing. The start of the tournament was delayed more than three hours Thursday morning, then finally suspended due to darkness with 78 players left on the course.
The rain began to fall at Whistling Straits Friday afternoon, but the game has not stopped.
The forecast is for heavy storms on Friday evening and possibly into Saturday.
Because of all the fog delays, there is no way they completed the second round until Saturday at the earliest. Half the field has yet to tee off in the second round, and a large part of the group playing the second round is not over.
Tiger Woods, four times winner of the PGA, he followed his worst start as a pro last week in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a low 71 on Thursday. He has not teed off in the second round.
Phil Mickelson, the 2005 PGA champion, has two in his second round and is one under for the championship.
Nick Watney place and Simon Khan shared second at six under par, but in the midst of their second rounds.
Bryce molder, Kuchar college teammate at Georgia Tech, carded a five-under 67 on Friday and is tied for the clubhouse with Jason Dufner (66), teenager Noh Seung Yul (71) and Dustin Johnson (68) at five and 139.
Kuchar took the lead in the first round on Friday morning when he returned to finish the round. After a lap, picked up his first birdie Kuchar in the second round of 12 feet on the par-five seconds.
On the par four sessions, Kuchar hit a drive in terrible danger and had to take a penalty drop. He went with a bogey, but he remained in a tie for the lead at five under par.
Kuchar took sole possession of the lead with a short birdie putt on the par-five 11. A hole later, he ran home a seven feet for birdie on the par three and 12 made it three in a row thanks to a five-foot to 13 years.
Kuchar was three ahead and vines his last five holes for a high position in the classification.
Kuchar has never won a major championship and is currently seventh on the list of U.S. Ryder Cup points. Eight points will be closed automatically at the end of the PGA Championship.
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