US PGA Championship - day two snapshot

Round two of the US PGA Championship by the numbers at TPC Harding Park in San Franciso.

JASON DAY of Australia.
JASON DAY of Australia. Picture: Jamie Squire/Getty Images


LEADERBOARD: Haotong Li (65) at eight under; Jason Day (69), Brooks Koepka (68), Justin Rose (68), Tommy Fleetwood (64), Daniel Berger (67), Mike Lorenzo-Vera (68) tied second at six under.

AUSTRALIANS: Day (69, six under); Adam Scott (70, two under); Cameron Smith (69, even par); Marc Leishman (72, two over); Lucas Herbert (70, three over); Matt Jones (75, five over).

PLAYER OF THE ROUND: Fleetwood and American Cameron Champ carded 64s, the low round of the day.

SHOT OF THE ROUND: Mark Hubbard holed out for eagle on the ninth hole from a fairway bunker that was 238 yards from the green.

STAT OF THE ROUND: Li hit just four fairways during his 65, equalling Scott Piercy (2013 PGA) for the lowest score in 20 years when hitting four or less fairways during a major round.

QUOTE OF THE ROUND: "I know the guy likes to practice, but man, it's a major week. Hopefully he knows what he's doing and I'm sure he does because he's obviously playing better than us." - Day on leader Li practising for five hours on the range after he had finished his 65.

TOURNAMENT SUMMARY: Day and Scott kept Australian hopes alive to both remain within six shots of Li, who is seeking to become the first male major winner from China. Koepka climbed up the leaderboard and is poised for a third straight PGA Championship victory. A host of big names including Englishmen Fleetwood and Rose, as well as Americans Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele (four under) are within reach, while Tiger Woods (72) fell back to even par.