The Aussies took over the leaderboard in the second round of the PGA Championship, as play was halted due to a weather delay.

At 6:28 pm EST, second-round play came to halt at Whistling Straits, the site of the PGA Championship.

But that wasn’t before some familiar, and unfamliar, names ascended to the top. One of those names was the Texan Jordan Spieth.

He’s started to show signs of being a legitimate threat to threat to the number one seed in golf and he is taking no prisoners. His play this year has been Tiger-esque, and one to be cherished as one of the great performances on tour, in recent memory.

However, he doesn’t come off smug or bigger than the game itself. He carries himself like he has in the first two rounds of the championship: efficient and down-to-earth.

After opening with a first round 71 on Thursday which was mostly made up of pars, Spieth followed up with a meaningful 67 to put him within three shots of the lead. His scorecard resembled more of an expected play by him, making six birdies and one bogey to give him -5 for the round. The highlight of his round was this hole-out on the 18th green from a bunker:

Spieth was tied with four other golfers for seventh place on the leaderboard, when play was cancelled. One of those players was J.B. Holmes, who was -2 for the round and on the sixth hole when play was halted.

However, the round belong to the Aussies.

Jason Day, who is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Majors is tied for the lead at -9 with fellow countryman Matt Jones.

Day’s consistency this year has proven that he is on the rise, and will be a factor in any golfing event he shows up at.

He started the day already within earshot of the overnight lead. However, he turned it up the pressure and made his move up the leaderboard. His scorecard read six birdies and one bogey, when play was called on the 15th hole. He currently sits at -5 for the round, and -9 for the championship.

Fellow Aussie Jones was on the fourth hole, after starting on the 10th tee. Through his round, he was bogey-free and shot five birdies to put his name with Day as the leaders.

The first-round leader Dustin Johnson slipped a little from the pack with a +1 through 14 holes. he’s certainly not out of the championship with four holes left to complete his second round, and the third and fourth round coming up. There’s still time, he just needs to steady the ship.

Rory McIlroy kept steady for his second round. He was part of the morning wave, and shot a second consecutive 71 to give him -2 for the tournament, along with this hole-out chip on the second hole:

He sits seven shots back off the lead, with plenty of golf left to play.

Tiger Woods was unable to make any progress and in danger of missing the cut. After starting his round with two birdies in the first three holes, he followed up with two bogeys to bring him back to +4. He was on the 14th hole, when play was halted. He only has four holes left to make at least two birdies and make the cut line of +2.

Information from the PGA is that the second round will resume at 8:00 am EST, tomorrow.


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