July 29, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local): Emiliano Grillo

4 p.m.

Emiliano Grillo had a 4-under 32 for his opening nine in the second round of the PGA Championship, giving him a one-shot lead over first-round leader Jimmy Walker. A native of Argentina who is in his first full season on the PGA Tour, Grillo had four birdies without a bogey for his nine.

Walker, who opened with a 65 at Baltusrol Golf Club, had two birdies in his first eight holes in the second round.

British Open champion Henrik Stenson had a second straight 67 and was at 6 under, one shot ahead of four golfers.


3:10 p.m.

Emiliano Grillo, in his first full season on the PGA Tour, had three birdies in a four-hole span to take the lead in the second round of the PGA Championship. The native of Argentina was at 7 under par, one shot better than British Open champion Henrik Stenson, who shot his second 3-under 67. Martin Kaymer, who had a 69, and Patrick Reed, who matched the low round of the tournament with a 65, were tied at 5 under with first-round leader Jimmy Walker who had an afternoon tee time.


2:55 p.m.

No way Phil Mickelson wanted to start the second round of the PGA Championship like this.

The left-hander, who started the day 1 over par, hit his drive so far left on No. 1 that its first bounce was on Shunpike Road and it appeared to hang a left on Baltusrol Drive.

His second tee shot on the 478-yard hole was also far from the fairway, nestling near a path. His next shot almost landed in the backyard of a home adjoining the golf course. He needed two shots to reach the green and then one-putted for a 7.

The projected cut of low 70 and ties for the final two rounds was at 1 over.


2:05 p.m.

Henrik Stenson shot a 3-under 67 to take the lead in the second round of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Stenson, who also had a 67 in the first round, had a 3-under 31 on his second nine to move one shot in front of Martin Kaymer, who had a 69, Patrick Reed, who had a 65 to match the low round of the tournament, and Jimmy Walker, the first-round leader who had an afternoon tee time.

The 40-year-old Stenson, who won the British Open this month, is looking for consecutive major titles.

1:40 p.m.

The hole wasn’t where it was supposed to be.

The second-round hole location sheet provided to the golfers for No. 10 listed the cup as being on the left side of the green when it was actually cut on the right side.

The PGA of America Rules Committee did not notice the hole had been cut in the incorrect location until after each member of the first group of the day had hit his second shot to the green.

The hole was played where the first group played it for the rest of the day.

PGA Chief Championships Officer Kerry Haigh met with the players – Colt Knost, Joe Summerhays and Yuta Ikeda – after they signed their cards to offer an explanation and apologize. Summerhays parred the hole while the others bogeyed it.


12:50 p.m.

British Open champion Henrik Stenson had an eagle and two birdies in a four-hole span to move into a tie for the lead in the second round of the PGA Championship.

Stenson eagled the par-5 18th and added birdies on Nos. 1 and 3, both par-4s, to move into a tie with first-round leader Jimmy Walker, who played in the afternoon wave at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Patrick Reed got to 5 under with a birdie at No. 2 but he bogeyed the next hole to fall to 4 under with Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer among others.


12:30 p.m.

Patrick Reed, who has never finished higher than 30th in a PGA Championship, birdied the par-4 2nd hole to move into a tie for the lead with Jimmy Walker at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Reed, who played his front nine in 4-under 32, was coming off an opening-round 70. He had five birdies through 11 holes.

Walker will play in the afternoon wave.


12:00 p.m.

British Open champion Henrik Stenson eagled the par-5 18th to cap an even first nine of 36 at the PGA Championship. That was Stenson’s only red number so far as he bogeyed Nos. 12-13. He was at 3 under, two strokes behind first-round leader Jimmy Walker.

Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth both had 4-under 32s for their first nine to get to 4 under, one shot off the lead at Baltusrol Golf Club.


11:30 a.m.

Jordan Spieth, one of the favorites coming into the PGA Championship, shot a 4-under 32 on the back nine at Baltusrol Golf Club moving him one shot behind first-round leader Jimmy Walker.

Spieth, who shot 70 in the opening round, started and ended his first nine holes with two birdies. He added another on the par-4 13th. His lone blemish was a bogey 4 on No. 12.

The other members of his group, Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson, weren’t able to get their rounds going. Garcia had a 3-over 38 and was at 3 over for the tournament, while Watson had a 35 and was even for the tournament.


11 a.m.

Gary Woodland, one of the Tour’s long hitters, went from his worst hole to his best in a hurry. Playing the front nine after a 1-under 35 on the back at Baltusrol Golf Club, Woodland had a triple-bogey 7 on No. 1. He didn’t wait long to erase the bad feeling, holing out from the fairway for an eagle 2 on the 430-yard second. That put him at 3 over for the PGA Championship.

10:40 a.m.

Andrew “Beef” Johnston, the Englishman who has become a crowd favorite with his constant smile and bushy beard, moved into the Top Ten for the PGA Championship with a 2-under 34 on the back nine. Johnston, 88th in the world rankings, birdied both par-5s on the back nine at Baltusrol Golf Club and was 2 under, three shots off the lead.

Due to the morning rain delay, the PGA of America announced that afternoon tee times will be pushed back 45 minutes.


9:45 a.m.

Jordan Spieth, who opened the PGA Championship with a par round of 70 on Thursday, started his second round with consecutive birdies to move within three shots of first-round leader Jimmy Walker.

Martin Kaymer, like Spieth a two-time major champion, started his second round at Baltusrol Golf Club with bogeys on two of his first three holes but then birdied the par-3 4th to get within two shots of the lead.

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson, who needs a low round to even make the cut after an opening 77, parred his first two holes.


9:25 a.m.

The PGA championship has resumed after a delay of nearly an hour from rain.

Baltustrol received an inch of rain overnight, and the rain was steady into Friday morning. Some of the fairways had too much water and play had to be stopped.

Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson teed off nearly an hour after they left the practice range. They started on the 10th tee.


7:45 a.m.

More than an inch of rain fell at Baltusrol overnight, and it kept right on falling as the second round began in the PGA Championship.

Of greater concern to Dustin Johnson is the 12-shot gap between him and 18-hole leader Jimmy Walker. The first order of business for the U.S. Open champion is making the cut.

The adage in golf is that players can’t win a major on Thursday, but they can lose it.

The record for largest comebacks after the opening round at the PGA is eight shots by three players, most recently Keegan Bradley in 2011 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Then again, Bob Tway was nine shots behind after 36 holes when he won at Inverness.

Rory McIlroy opened with a birdie-free 74. The PGA record for highest start by a winner is 75 by John Mahaffey in 1978 at Oakmont.

7 a.m.

The weather matched the mood of Dustin Johnson and others trying to make up ground Friday in the PGA Championship.

Jimmy Walker took a one-shot lead into the second round at Baltusrol and did not play until the afternoon. Johnson was the biggest surprise of the opening round when the U.S. Open champion had a pair of double bogeys and only one birdie on his way to a 77.

He stood outside the clubhouse as a steady rain fell, knowing he had to make up ground to avoid missing his first cut in nearly 18 months on the PGA Tour.

Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer was one shot behind, and British Open champion Henrik Stenson was two shots back. Both played in the morning.