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    Woodland continues to lead PGA Championship; several big names giving chase

    11 de agosto de 2018

    St. Louis, Missouri, Aug 11 (efe-epa).- American golfer Gary Woodland remains the leader after the completion Saturday of the rain-interrupted second round of the PGA Championship, but several big names are just a few strokes behind.

    Woodland is at 10-under and has posted the lowest 36-hole score (130) in the history of this event, which was first contested using stroke play in 1958.

    Known as an outstanding driver, Woodland has shown an improved short game in following up a 6-under 64 (which gave him sole possession of the lead on Thursday) with a 4-under 66 on Friday at Bellerive Country Club.

    American 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, who is in the hunt at 4-under, was among a long list players who had to finish their second round on Saturday morning due to heavy rain the day before.

    But many other big names also are near the top of the leaderboard, including three other talented Americans.

    Two-time defending US Open champion Brooks Koepka is two shots behind Woodland at 8-under, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson is three shots back at 7-under and 2017 PGA Championship winner and world No. 2 Justin Thomas is tied for ninth place at 6-under.

    Woodland, American Kevin Kisner (in second place at 9-under) and Koepka are scheduled to tee off as the final group of the third round at 1.38 pm CDT (Central Daylight Time).