Sweden’s Henrik Stenson set the clubhouse lead at six under par after carding a second successive 67 at the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol.
The Open champion leads by one from Germany’s Martin Kaymer (69), who won this tournament in 2010, and American Patrick Reed, who had a five-under 66.
World number three Jordan Spieth is on three under after a 67.
Overnight leader Jimmy Walker, who shot 65 in round one, is among the late starters, as is Rory McIlroy.
Stenson outshines major rivals
The Swede was grouped with the year’s other two major winners – Masters champion Danny Willett and US Open victor Dustin Johnson – and he easily outscored them on both days, matching his opening-round 67.
He dropped to one under par after bogeys on the 12th and 13th holes but a three-foot eagle putt on the par-five 18th, his ninth, followed by three birdies on the front nine, moved him one clear of the field.
Willett birdied the ninth to card a 70 and finish on one over for the tournament, right on the projected halfway cut line but Johnson will definitely be going home after adding a 72 to his opening 77 for a nine-over total.
More to follow.