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Golf: China's Li earns two-shot clubhouse lead at PGA Championship

Golf: China's Li earns two-shot clubhouse lead at PGA Championship

7/8/2020 11:56:00 PM

Golf: China's Li earns two-shot clubhouse lead at PGA Championship

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - China's Li Haotong may not have been on anyone's radar ahead of this week's PGA Championship but he thrust himself into the mix with a bogey-free trip around TPC Harding Park on Friday to grab the early second-round clubhouse lead at the year's first major.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Li, whose best finish in 2020 is a share of 18th place at the European Tour's Oman Open in February, carded a five-under-par 65 in calm winds to reach eight under for the week, two shots clear of Englishman Tommy Fleetwood (64)."I didn't even think I could play like this this week," said Li, who missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament in July and finished in a share of 75th place at last week's World Golf Championships event in Memphis.

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Li, in search of a maiden PGA Tour win, made a fast start to his second round with birdies at three of his first five holes, including a 22-footer at the par-four second, and then added another pair at the ninth and 10th holes.Overnight co-leader Brendon Todd, even par through 16 holes, was three shots back of Li while Australian Jason Day, who also held a share of the first-round lead, just began his round.

Cameron Champ, six under through 17, and Englishman Paul Casey, three under through 16 holes, were three back of Li.Two-times defending champion Brooks Koepka, who was a shot back of the overnight co-leaders after the first round, and 15-times major champion Tiger Woods, who was a further two shots adrift, were also due out later in the afternoon wave. headtopics.com

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Golf: China's Li moves two shots clear midway through his second roundChina's Li Haotong used a red-hot putter on his outward nine to grab a two-shot lead midway through his second round at the PGA Championship on ...

Golf: China's Li moves two shots clear midway through his second roundChina's Li Haotong used a red-hot putter on his outward nine to grab a two-shot lead midway through his second round at the PGA Championship on ...

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