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Golf-Lee slips early in bid to catch leader Koepka at PGA Championship

Reuters | Updated: 17-05-2019 18:12 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 17:50 IST
Golf-Lee slips early in bid to catch leader Koepka at PGA Championship
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New Zealand's Danny Lee made a rough start in his bid to close the one-shot gap on overnight leader Brooks Koepka as second round action at the PGA Championship got under way on Friday. Lee, fresh from an opening-round six-under-par 64 at Bethpage Black, went out with the first threesome at the par-four 10th on Friday and after starting with a par made two straight bogeys to sit two-over par on the day after three holes.

Defending champion Koepka will begin his round at 1:49 p.m. ET (1749 GMT) when he heads out in the fourth-to-last grouping off the par-four first hole in the company of Masters champion Tiger Woods and British Open champion Francesco Molinari. The American Koepka enjoyed a bogey-free trip around Bethpage Black in the opening round when he carded a brilliant seven-under-par 63 that tied the Bethpage Black course record and equalled the second-lowest round in any men's major championship.

Woods, competing this week for the first time since his emotional Master's triumph, will be looking to make a charge after his short game failed him during an opening round where he finished nine shots back of Koepka.



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