Schaeffler, tied for the 2R lead at the PGA Championship… Lee Kyung-hoon was the only one to pass the cut at 19th place.

 World No. 2 Scotty Scheffler (27, USA) rose to the joint lead in the second round of the PGA Championship (total prize money of $15 million), the second major tournament of the men’s golf 2023 season. Lee Gyeong-hun (32) was the only Korean player to successfully pass the cut.

In the second round of the tournament held at Oak Hill Country Club (par 70) in Rochester, New York, USA on the 20th (Korean time), Schaeffler scored 2 under par 68 with 4 birdies and 2 bogeys.

Scheffler, who recorded a total of 5 under par 135 strokes through the second round, tied for the lead with Victor Hoblan (Norway) and Cory Connors (Canada).

Schaeffler said, “I managed the crisis well for two days and played a good game. In round 3, he hopes to keep the fairway more than he did today. Just to make the game a little easier. Still, hitting 2 under par today is a good score on this course.”

He only kept 6 out of 14 fairways that day (42.86%). However, the green hit rate was high at 66.67% (12/18), and the scrambling ability to keep the par in a crisis situation was satisfactory at 66.67% (4/6).

Schaeffler made consecutive birdies on the 14th hole (par 4) and 15th hole (par 3) in the second half, but missed the opportunity to take the lead by committing a bogey on the last hole 18 (par 4).

Schaeffler won two victories this season, including winning the Players Championship, the fifth major tournament, in March. Above all, I participated in 13 competitions in the 2022-23 season, and I am playing a steady game so that I have never been outside of 12th place in 12 competitions except for The CJ Cup, which was the first competition of the season in October last year.

If he wins this tournament, he can overtake John Rahm (Spain) and return to the top of the world rankings.

Hoblan, who tied for the lead with Schaeffler, has a record of three wins on the PGA Tour. Last year, he tied for the lead in 54 holes at the 150th Open, aiming for the first major championship in his life, but unfortunately missed the championship due to sluggishness on the last day.

2020 US Open champion Bryson Dishambeau (USA) of LIV Golf took the lead alone in the first round, but lost a stroke on the day and fell to a tie for fourth place (3 under par 137 strokes) with Justin Seo (USA). .

Brooks Koepka (USA), who won four majors, tied for 6th place (2 under par, 138 strokes), and Justin Rose (England), a gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and others tied for 8th place (1 under par, 139 strokes). The players had a hard time on a course that was so difficult that only 9 players recorded under par.

Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) cut 1 stroke to rank in a tie for 10th place (even par 140 strokes), and is 5 strokes behind the leading group.

Ram, who was sluggish after hitting a 6-over par due to a lack of putts the previous day, reduced two strokes, including consecutive birdies on holes 13 to 15 in the second half, and raised his ranking by 66 steps to a tie for 48th, succeeding in passing the cut.

Jordan Spieth (USA) and defending champion Justin Thomas (USA), who were aiming for the career grand slam in this tournament, barely advanced to the third round with a 5-over par, 145 strokes for 59th place.

Among the Korean players, Lee Kyung-hoon was the only one who passed the cut. Lee Gyeong-hoon tied for 19th place (1 over par 141 strokes), reducing 2 strokes by tying 3 birdies and 1 bogey.먹튀검증

Kim Si-woo (28) lost 3 strokes that day and unfortunately failed to pass the cut with a 6-over par 146, one stroke short of the cutoff. Kim Joo-hyung (21), who even showed off his mud fighting spirit the day before, was tied for 99th with an 8-over-par 148, and Yang Yong-eun (51), the former champion, was also sluggish with an 11-over-par, 151, tied for 123rd.

Lim Seong-jae (25), who won the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship last week and immediately competed in the tournament, also failed to advance to the third round with a 13-over par, 153 strokes, and a tie for 136th place. He could not overcome the sluggishness of 10 over par recorded on the first day while digesting an unreasonable schedule of traveling back and forth in Korea.

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