Tiger Woods wasn’t the one distinguished participant to leave out the minimize on the PGA Championship.
Bethpage Black additionally claimed Sergio Garcia; Steve Stricker, who had now not overlooked a minimize in a big for the reason that 2009 PGA Championship; Jon Rahm; Bryson DeChambeau; Jim Furyk; Bubba Watson; Ian Poulter; and Marc Leishman, who received the season’s opener, the CIMB Vintage.
John Daly, who made headlines for being allowed to make use of a cart as a result of a scientific factor, additionally overlooked at 11 over.
Garcia has performed smartly on the public route on Lengthy Island. He used to be within the ultimate staff with Woods in 2002 and had the 54-hole lead at The Barclays in 2012.
Stricker, the captain of subsequent 12 months’s Ryder Cup crew, overlooked by way of a stroke after a second-round 72. He overlooked a birdie putt of not up to five ft on his ultimate gap. So did Watson, who additionally overlooked by way of a stroke.
BOTTLE OF WINE
Justin Thomas may well be getting a bottle of wine quickly.
The 2017 PGA Champion withdrew previous this week as a result of a wrist harm and used to be changed by way of Kelly Kraft, who had overlooked the minimize in 4 of his ultimate 5 occasions.
A humorous factor came about at Bethpage Black: Kraft discovered his recreation and shot a second-round 65 — his easiest in a big. He’s now tied for fourth position at five underneath, seven photographs in the back of chief Brooks Koepka.
After his around, he stated Thomas may well be getting a bottle.
THE SOUTH AFRICANS
Louis Oosthuizen is the well known South African at the leaderboard. The 2010 British Open champion is in a bunch of 9 gamers at 2 underneath. It contains countryman Eric Van Rooyen.
The 29-year-old Van Rooyen is a former College of Minnesota participant who joined the Eu Excursion ultimate 12 months. He nonetheless hasn’t received on it, however he had a tie for moment within the Qatar Masters and a solo second-place end within the Trophee Hassan II. That is his first PGA Championship.
Of the 20 membership pros who certified for the PGA Championship, 3 made the minimize at 144.
Marty Jertson, who works and designs golfing membership for PING Golfing Inc., in Phoenix, crowned the crowd with a 1-over overall after a second-round 69. Ryan Vermeer of Satisfied Hole Membership in Omaha, Nebraska, and Rob Labritz of GlenArbor Golfing Membership in Bedford Hills, New York, additionally were given in, touchdown at the minimize quantity.
The 47-year-old Labritz received 3 New York State Opens (2008, ’11 and ’16) on Bethpage Black. He shot 69 on Friday. Vermeer had a second-round 74.
It is the perfect collection of membership professionals to make the minimize since 2006, when the PGA of The usa designated 20 exemptions into the sphere.
Consistent with John Daly, taking part in spouse Wealthy Beem used to be in a match for the primary time since ultimate 12 months’s PGA Championship.
The 2002 PGA winner confirmed it did not make a distinction, making birdies on 5 of his ultimate six holes to complete at 144 and make the minimize.
After creating a 17-footer on No. 18, the 48-year-old pumped his fist within the air in party.
Hours later, he tweeted it gave the look of he used to be going to get some FedEx Cup issues this week.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
The PGA Championship is conserving its prize cash at $11 million, with $1.98 million going to the winner. That trails the opposite two U.S. majors, with the Masters at $11.five million and the U.S. Open ultimate 12 months at $12 million.
The Avid gamers Championship this 12 months used to be at $12.five million, the biggest handbag thus far.
Final position receives round $19,000, which is $6,000 greater than Jack Nicklaus earned for his first PGA Championship identify in 1963.
In contrast to common PGA Excursion occasions, everybody is going house with one thing right here. Avid gamers lacking the minimize, or somebody who has to withdraw at the weekend, nonetheless receives $three,100.
DIVOTS: Matt Wallace (67) carded his 5th consecutive sub-70 PGA Championship around going again to the second one around in 2018 . After lacking the minimize in either one of his PGA Championship appearances (2017, ’18), Luke Listing is tied for fourth after back-to-back 68s . Bethpage caddie grasp Dave Casper used to be meant to be on Jazz Jannawattananond’s bag. On the other hand, he broke a bone in his left hand and fellow Bethpage caddie Jack Miller were given the process for the golfer from Thailand. The 63-year-old has been a caddie right here since 2009. He’s a full-time frozen meals supervisor for King Kullen Grocery Corporate. Jazz shot a 68.
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