Left Menu
Development News Edition

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
Image Credit: Wikimedia

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.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Dissecting how COVID-19 is catalyzing the trajectory of New World Order

The ensuing pandemic of COVID-19 has hit the globalization in two ways firstly, shrinking the importance of globalization as an economic force by curtailing mobility through worldwide lockdowns, and secondly, rejuvenating the idea of indig...

Videos

Latest News

Govt supports cultural sector to recover from impact of COVID-19

Thousands of artists and creatives at hundreds of cultural and heritage organisations have been given much-needed support to recover from the impact of COVID-19, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern anno...

MP: Man hires 180-seater plane to ferry four family members

A Bhopal-based high net worth individual hired a 180-seater A320 plane of a private carrier to ferry four family members to New Delhi, in a bid to avoid crowd at the airport and in flight amid the COVID-19 outbreak, officials said on Thursd...

Philippines confirms 539 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

The Philippines health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of cases reported in a single day since the virus was first detected in the country.In a bulletin, the ministry...

Taiwan sees 2020 GDP growth at 1.67%, slowest in five years

Taiwan is expected to post its slowest economic growth in five years in 2020, the statistics agency said on Thursday, as the coronavirus crisis hurts trade, consumer spending and the job market. The export-reliant economy is likely to grow ...

Give Feedback