Second round action is still underway at the 92nd PGA Championship, with players still trying to finish their rounds after play was suspended due to darkness yesterday. Matt Kuchar still has a one-shot lead over Nick Watney, but there’s a familiar name that has found himself in the mix, and that name is Jim Furyk. Furyk wrapped up his second round this morning, and fired a 68 to sit only two shots off the lead.
Most people expected Furyk to play well this week, after a Top 10 finish last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He’s already won a few times this year on tour, and has seemed to really be playing some of his more consistent golf as of late.
The top of the leaderboard right now is filled with players that don’t exactly have the experience when it comes to holding leads at majors, and Furyk could be the guy to watch out for as the third round gets underway. While he only has one major win in his career, his veteran approach is going to be something to watch out for, especially if the less experienced players at the top start to feel the pressure.
While the tournament schedule has been thrown off a little due to the early morning fog that we had on the first two days, this may actually benefit Furyk, especially after the solid finish that he had in his second round this morning. He’s probably glad that he gets to come back out and play today, as he’ll be looking to keep riding some of that momentum into the third round.
With conditions right for low scoring today, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Furyk in the lead at some point during the third round.
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