Collin Morikawa Reigns at US PGA Championship: Day Two Update

Collin Morikawa shines at the 106th US PGA Championship with an impressive 11 under total, narrowly missing the scoring record. Amidst a fierce competition, Morikawa and contenders like Scottie Scheffler and Thomas Detry promise an exciting tournament climax.

Morikawa Sets Challenging Target at 106th US PGA Championship

One month after narrowly missing out on his third major title at the Masters, Collin Morikawa has set a challenging clubhouse target on day two of the 106th US PGA Championship.

Morikawa added a second round of 65 to his opening 66 at Valhalla, resulting in a halfway total of 11 under par – just one shot outside the championship scoring record set by Brooks Koepka in 2019. Meanwhile, world number one Scottie Scheffler, Mark Hubbard, and Belgium’s Thomas Detry all trail Morikawa by two strokes, sitting at nine under par.

Scheffler, who played in the final group with Morikawa at the Masters, returned an impressive 66 despite being arrested and subsequently released from police custody following a traffic incident outside the course earlier in the day.

“I know I still have it in me. It sucked to finish like that at the Masters and it sucked to lose to Scottie, but what’s exciting is that, at the end of the day, I knew I had three more majors coming up and to prep for that and get things as sharp as possible and just come out strong.”

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Morikawa’s round included a birdie-filled stretch on the front nine, where he made five consecutive birdies from the fourth hole. “The little five-birdie run was me just playing solid golf and sometimes when the putts drop, that’s what happened,” he remarked.

Detry, the Belgian player in the mix, also delivered a flawless 67, which included an eagle on the par-five 18th hole to make up for a missed opportunity on the previous hole. “It was probably the perfect wind out there on 18, straight downwind,” Detry said. “Everything was pretty straightforward. Hit a great drive and we had the perfect yardage.”

With the tournament poised for an exciting finish, golf enthusiasts can look forward to an intense battle at the top of the leaderboard over the next two days.

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