Day 2 at Whistling Straits
Keep that card
Hiroshi Iwata: The No. 2 golfer on the Japan tour's money list matched the lowest single round in a major with a 63 Friday, almost holing a 90-yard wedge from the rough on the last hole that would have given him the record. That shot skidded 3 feet past the cup for a tap-in par. His round was 14 strokes better than his Thursday score of 77, which came in much windier conditions.
Toss that card
John Daly: The 1991 champ at Crooked Stick knocked three consecutive shots into Lake Michigan on the seventh hole, then followed by throwing his 6-iron into the water. It turned out to be a terrific souvenir for a boy in a boat near the shore. Daly made a 10 on the hole, en route to a 10-over 82. "It shows you care, that's all," he said. "I'm sure I'll get reprimanded for it."
On the course with ...
Troy Merritt: Playing in his first major championship, the 29-year-old Spring Lake Park High School alum shot 70 in the second round for a two-round total of even-par 144. He made the turn at 2-over but shot four birdies and five pars coming in. "I played real solid on the back nine and got the birdies I needed to get us into the weekend," he told the Des Moines Register.
Phil Mickelson's golf has been unremarkable through two rounds, but the five-time major champion did show he still knows how to have fun at age 45. After an errant shot on the eighth hole, he decided to slide down one of Whistling Straits' many hills while sitting down cross-legged on a piece of cardboard to get to his ball.
• Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spent some time following the Rory McIlory-Jordan Spieth-Zach Johnson group, but mostly took in the view of the PGA Championship from a hospitality tent.
• The last club pro standing is Brian Gaffney, who is at even-par 144 and should make the cut at this event for the first time in four tries. He is the PGA head pro at Quaker Ridge near New York, where he set the course record with a 63 last week.
• Adam Scott's streak of making the cut at 17 consecutive majors — the longest among current players — came to an end. The former Masters champ finished 7 over.
Par-4, 520-yard No. 18: It continued to bedevil the field. Ranked the toughest through most of two rounds, it produced more bogeys (54) than pars. It's also the hole Spieth holed out for birdie.
Quote of the day
"I got a chance to win a major championship. Just thinking about that gets you enough adrenaline so that there won't be any issues."
— Jordan Spieth, after his 67 put him in position for another weekend as a major championship contender.
Tweet of the day
"Keegan Bradley's caddie, Pepsi, took a spill back there a little while ago. He seems OK. This course makes everyone walk like they're drunk."
— @GCTigerTracker, the Golf Channel's Tiger Woods tracker. Woods is playing in a group with Bradley.
The second round is set to resume at 7 a.m. with TNT televising for six hours before CBS (Ch. 4) takes over at 1 p.m.