FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday at the PGA Championship:
LEADING: Brooks Koepka had a 5-under 65 to set the major championship record for 36 holes at 128.
LEAVING: Masters champion Tiger Woods (73) missed the cut for only the ninth time in 76 majors as a pro.
THE RECORD: Koepka’s 36-hole of 128 broke by two shots the record in all majors previously shared by Jordan Spieth at the Masters, Martin Kaymer at the U.S. Open, Nick Faldo and Brandt Snedeker at the British Open, and Gary Woodland at the PGA Championship.
THE LEAD: Koepka’s seven-shot lead broke the PGA Championship record for largest 36-hole margin. Nick Price led by five in 1994 at Southern Hills. It was the largest lead after 36 holes in any major since Henry Cotton led by nine at the 1934 British Open.
RALLY OF THE DAY: Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA champion who has not played since last year’s tournament at Bellerive, birdied four of his last five holes for a 69 to make the cut on the number.
KEY STATISTIC: Brooks Koepka is 30-under par in his last seven rounds at the PGA Championship.
NOTABLE: Steve Stricker missed the cut in a major for the first time since the 2009 PGA Championship.
QUOTABLE: “That’s why I go to the gym.” — Brooks Koepka, asked about his success hitting out of the thick rough.
TELEVISION: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (TNT), 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CBS Sports).
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