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.
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.