Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen share halfway lead at PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen share halfway lead at PGA Championship

The veteran Phil Mickelson heads into the weekend of the PGA Championship with a share of the lead as he looks all set to break his eight-year major title drought.

The five-time major champion Mickelson carded a 3-under par in the second round to tie for the top spot with South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen at five-under-par at the Kiawah Island.

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa smashed five birdies against one bogey to climb up at the leaderboard and join Mickelson at the top.

Brooks Koepka, a two-time winner, posted 1-under par in the second round to finish solo third after 36 holes, one shot behind the leader at the $12,000,000 prize money event.

Former World No.1 Koepka made two eagles - at the seventh and eleventh hole and climbed to six under before bogeys at 15th; and 17th holes knocked him back at 4-under.

Brooks Koepka

The 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama propelled himself 38 places up the leaderboard after firing six birdies in his 4-under par round to share the tied fourth position with Grace and Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

The current World No.1 Dustin Johnson shot 76-74 to miss the cut in the 103rd PGA Championship and became the first World No. 1 since Greg Norman in 1997 to miss the cut at back-to-back majors.

World No.2 Justin Thomas and World No.4 Xander Schauffele also missed the cut at the second major golf tournament of the PGA Tour 2020-21 season.

Posted on: 2021 May 22 Sat
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