Spieth set for early charge as PGA begins at Quail Hollow

Jordan Spieth frustrated yet hopeful'I can't putt any worse than I did today
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Jordan Spieth frustrated yet hopeful'I can't putt any worse than I did today Getty Images

Matsuyama will be paired with Kisner for Saturday's round. "I've always fought a push to the right and got sick and exhausted of it", he said. "Length is a key factor out here, and especially when it's as wet as it is, it makes those fairways a bit wider. I feel real comfortable here and I really like the golf course". "If I can get a 6- or 7-iron in my hand, I like my chances around here".

Matusyama credited his putting for his recent success. When I start hitting it the way I am now, I play well.

With the hard greens providing a supreme challenge, hitting approach shots with as short a club as you can is pivotal. "The PGA is such a great brand, and they do a lot for the game, and a lot of these guys wouldn't be where they are without a PGA professional, and I'm no different".

United States star Rickie Fowler fired a 70 to stand on 139, five off the pace.

Kisner, ranked 25th, won his second US PGA title in May at Colonial and grew up two hours from the course.

Fowler, meanwhile, was satisfied to work his way into contention after a triple-bogey early in the first round.

"No reason to waste any extra energy", Fowler said. When you have that kind of firepower, he's got an extra gear.

The 127-longest driver on the PGA Tour, that's out of 202 players for those keeping track, made the two-hour drive from his home in SC to Quail Hollow last month for a scouting trip and came away with a common impression.

"I'm walking away from this one more disappointed than any of the other ones because this one I felt I was more prepared for". "Hey, show me something - that doesn't sound right. If we do that, it will be all right".

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Olesen sank a 27-foot putt at the par-4 18th while Kisner's was from 21 feet as both birdied three of the last five holes to fire four-under-par 67s at Quail Hollow in the year's last major tournament.

Oosthuizen shot a 67 in the second round, and he is five-under for the tournament. He is three-over through two rounds, and while he did make the cut, he is 11 strokes behind the co-leaders.

Rory McIlroy, a two-time victor at Quail Hollow and the betting favorite to end his three-year drought in the majors, was cruising right along until a three-hole stretch on the back nine when two poor chips and one tee shot into the water cost him three shots.

The cut line is projected to include all players who are five over par or better.

Starting times for each pairing in the third round won't become official until the players complete their second-round play.

Other early starters in round one include Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, coming off a win last week in Akron, 2016 US Open victor Johnson, 2016 British Open victor Henrik Stenson of Sweden and 2015 PGA champion Jason Day of Australia.

In addition to those two, look for Day and Oosthuizen to continue their charge.

The head pro at Fresh Meadow Country Club did not come close this week at Quail Hollow Club. Oosthuizen has the short game to string birdies together.

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