Jason Day was one of those who rushed to finish his round before darkness caused the tournament authorities to sound the hooter and stop play for the night.
The New Zealander, who has struggled for form this year after his mother had a lung cancer scare that forced him to fly home, hit a fabulous 66 in the later conditions: rain had softened the greens and allowed those with later tee-times to flourish.
Two more of those were Hideki Matsuyama and Francesco Molinari, both of whom signed for rounds of 64, with the Japanese player joining Kevin Kisner, first-round co-leader, on -8 at the top.
At the other end, the cut had not yet been made because there were still golfers to complete their second round – and it was horrendously tight. The tie for 70th place exactly is +5 – but Bernd Wiesberger is one of those players and he was left still having to play his last hole – the ninth – knowing that dropping a shot would send him out while birdie would knock out everyone else at five over par.
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1.20pm: Spare a thought for Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger. He had his round stopped with just one hole to play yesterday – and he was sat right on the cut line.
He has then had to spend the night dreaming about how not to drop a shot, which is exactly what he has done. A five for the Austrian sees him flying home having missed out on the weekend by the narrowest of margins.
Anyway, the last couple of players are finishing up their second rounds after the weather delay yesterday stopped the action finishing in time. After that, the greenkeepers will be out to move the holes, cut the greens and fairways and get ready for the third round.
The tee-times aren’t out yet but the PGA have said players will go round in three-balls, getting underway around 3pm UK time.
More to follow on that right here.
Source : EXPRESS