A good Day for Aussie pair Jason & Matt Jones at the US PGA Championship
Australian duo Jason Day and Matt Jones are tied for the lead on nine-under-par at Whistling Straits, with play suspended, due to a storm.
Day had finished 14 holes, while his compatriot was just two behind in the second round of the US PGA Championship with the pair 13/5 and 22/1 respectively to win the tournament.
Jordan Spieth, 9/2 to win, was on hole 11 and was playing some superb golf, after opening with a birdie and admitted that he is happy with his game: “I feel good,” he said. “I made a couple putts today. With a couple chip-ins for the week and really smart course management and good speed control, we have been able to hold ourselves in there.”
Spieth has the chance to leapfrog world number one Rory McIlroy in the rankings at the end of this week, though the Northern Irishman will not relinquish this without a fight, despite admitting to a couple of shortfalls in his game this week.
“If anything, I’m probably just not as sharp with the short game as I’d like to be,” said McIlroy (33/1 to win). “There’s plenty of chances out here. I’ve been able to hit the driver as hard as I want, and I get around 18 holes easy.”
Hiroshi Iwata, meanwhile, finished his round on 63, just missing out on a course record, after carding one eagle, eight birdies and a bogey, playing the back nine flawlessly in just 29 strokes, though expressed his frustration at missing out on the record.
“On the back nine, after making a birdie at number 13, I was thinking that I’m going to shoot 27. I wish I could have just shot one less!”, said Iwata, 400/1 to win.
“I have seen these kind of media centres on TV, but I’m honoured to be here to be interviewed. But when I came in, I thought that there was going to be more people, more media.”