PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson fails to automatically qualify for Ryder Cup


Phil Mickelson will fail to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup for the primary time since 1993 after a 1-over 71 left him Four over for the PGA Championship and effectively outdoors the reduce line.

Mickelson sits in 115th place by means of two rounds at the Bellerive Golf Course in Missouri after Saturday’s play.

He nonetheless could possibly be amongst Jim Furyk’s 4 captain’s selections .

Mickelson is 18-20-7 within the Ryder Cup, however he performed effectively two years in the past at Hazeltine Nationwide, when the Individuals routed the Europeans 17-11 to win again the cup.

He entered the match 10th general in U.S. Ryder Cup factors.

Bryson DeChambeau was simply outdoors the highest eight that automatically qualify for the crew. He missed a brief putt at his ultimate gap Saturday to maintain from taking part in the weekend.

Woods nonetheless within the hunt

Tiger Woods made up somewhat floor in ending his rain-delayed second spherical of the PGA Championship on Saturday, however he’ll want to do much more to catch shock chief Gary Woodland.

And whereas Woods continues to be alive in his bid for a 15th main championship, another huge names — many with Ryder Cup implications — missed the reduce altogether.

Moreover Mickelson, Bubba Watson, at present fifth within the factors standings, completed at 8-over 148 after taking pictures a 78 within the second spherical. Masters champion Patrick Reed, who has already certified for the U.S. crew, additionally bowed out early with a 3-over 143.

In the meantime, European Ryder Cup stalwarts Sergio Garcia (1-over 141) and Henrik Stenson (2-over 142) additionally missed the reduce. Each are outdoors the highest 10 within the European factors standings and want to persuade Thomas Bjorn they deserve a captain’s choose.

Jon Rahm, at present eighth within the European factors standings, is 5-under 135 after two rounds and has an computerized bid effectively inside his attain now.

Woodland leads

Woodland is the general chief at 10 beneath after a 4-under-par 66 throughout Friday’s early wave to set a brand new 36-hole scoring document (130) on the occasion.

Woodland, a 34-year-old Kansas native who has by no means completed within the high 10 of a serious match, shot 64 on Thursday for the first-round lead at Bellerive Nation Membership in St. Louis, the place Spherical 2 play was suspended due to inclement climate at 3:35 p.m. native time (4:35 p.m. ET) and finally referred to as for the day.

Woods was at Three beneath by means of seven holes after ending even on Thursday. He birdied his first gap Saturday after play resumed and would have been larger on the leaderboard if not for sloppy bogies on Nos. 10 and 12.

When Spherical Three tees off later Saturday, gamers shall be in threesomes and teams will begin on each the primary and 10th tees in an effort to make up for the time misplaced within the delay.

Kevin Kisner, who shot a second-round 64, is a stroke again of Woodland whereas Brooks Koepka is one other shot again after tying the PGA Championship document with a 63. Rickie Fowler, who was on the 11th gap when play was referred to as Friday, completed with a 67 within the second spherical and is tied with Koepka in third.

South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel additionally shot 63, marking solely the second time in main championship historical past that there have been a pair of 63s posted on Friday.

Schwartzel is at 7 beneath for the occasion and tied with three others, together with World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, for fifth.

Defending champion Justin Thomas was 1 beneath by means of seven holes when play was referred to as for the day, simply above the even-par projected reduce line. 4 birdies on the again 9 Saturday left him at 6-under 134 and in a tie for ninth heading into the third spherical.



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