The world’s best golfer is once again the man to beat.
After winning his last two tournaments, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy shot a second-round 67 to take the 36-hole lead under rainy skies at the 2014 PGA Championship.
After a brief early-morning weather delay due to soggy conditions, McIlroy shot a 67 to move to nine under par. Jason Day and Jim Furyk are one shot back.
Furyk will join McIlroy in the final pairing after shooting 66 and 68 to get to eight under, while Day used five birdies, an eagle and a bogey to log the best score of the day at a six-under 65.
Tiger Woods struggled again, showing small signs of physical discomfort as he followed up Thursday’s 74 with another three-over performance on Friday. After back issues forced him to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last Sunday, Tiger will miss the cut at the last major of the year.
Phil Mickelson, the 2005 PGA winner, is finishing the season on a high note, moving to six under after shooting a 67 on Friday.
The worst of the rain should be out of the way, with scattered showers forecast for the rest of the weekend.
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