Bethpage Black Course, Bethpage State Park, Long Island, New York — May 17, 2019
Tiger Woods won’t be playing in the final two rounds of the PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black Course. The 2019 Masters Champion failed to make the cut in the second of golf’s four majors this year.
Brooks Koepka is threatening to lap the field after posting a new course record 63 on Thursday, he followed that up with blistering 65 on Friday. Seven birdies and 2 bogeys took Koepka to a two-day score of 12 under par. His closest competitors are Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, tied for 2nd at 5 under.
After shooting a 2 over round of 72 on Thursday, Tiger needed a solid round on Friday to advance to the weekend. He played the front nine in even par with two birdies and two bogeys. But, on the back nine, four bogeys over the first five holes doomed his chances of making the cut. A birdie on the Par 5, 13th hole accounted for the only positive over the closing nine. Friday’s 73 equaled a two-day total of 5 over par, missing the cut by a single stroke.
Making a Run
Adam Scott’s 64 was the low round of the day, Jordan Spieth shot 66. The pair tied for second at 5 under par.
Kelly Kraft also carded a 65 to tie Daniel Berger, Dustin Johnson, Matt Wallace, and Luke List at 4 under after two rounds.
Danny Lee started the day one stroke behind Koepka but ran the wrong way shooting a 74 to fall 10 strokes behind the leader.
Scanning down the leaderboard Justin Rose sits alone in 9th, nine strokes off the lead at 3 under. Rickie Fowler is tied for 10th, 2 under par. Paul Casey is tied for 27th at even par, along with fan favorite Phil Mickelson and FedEx Cup leader Matt Kuchar. Rory McIlroy is 1 over, tied for 40th.
Golfers failing to make the cut included Steve Stricker, Martin Kaymer, Jon Rahm, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, and John Daly.