Kisner was not particularly fancied coming into the tournament due to his lack of distance of the tee and the minimal run available on the course.
But after six birdies in a four-under-par 67, he was happy with his 289.6-yard driving average and the 71 per cent accuracy which kept him out of the difficult rough that some some of the bigger hitters come a cropper.
“[The rough] is brutal,” Kisner said.
“I don’t care how far they hit it.”
Olesen meanwhile, a four-time winner on the European Tour, claims he is “better prepared” than ever to make the jump to major champion.
“I’ve had a couple of top-10s in majors,” Olesen said.
“I’ve had some good rounds in majors and I feel like I’ve learned a lot over the years.”
PGA Championship 2017 Day 2 LIVE – Latest updates from Quail Hollow
1pm: Good morning, Charlotte! That’s what all the PGA Championship’s contenders will be saying – and that’s the city where Quail Hollow is situated, not the name of all their wives. Obviously.
An intriguing day yesterday saw plenty of the big names battle round but stay in contention – US Open champion Brooks Koepja is just a shot off the pace while Paul Casey and Rickie Fowler are both two back.
The leaders will likely have very different experiences of the course, given their distant tee-times and the changeable, stormy conditions in North Carolina at this time of year: Kevin Kisner is off at 8.45am local tme (1.45pm UK time) while Thorbjorn Olesen will get the chance to lie in bed late before going off at 2pm local (7pm UK).
Source : EXPRESS