Creeks Koepka expanded his lead at the US PGA Title with the least 36-opening score insignificant title history as Tiger Woods missed the cut.
The protecting hero leads by a competition record seven shots on 12 under after a five-under 65 in cycle two at Bethpage Dark on Long Island.
Bosses champion Woods missed the 6th cut in his previous 11 majors on five over.
Jordan Spieth (66) is joint second with Adam Scott (64) on five under, while Britain’s Matt Wallace is a shot back.
Wallace had a kept running off six birdies in seven openings to put himself at six under yet progressive intruder on the seventh and eighth, his sixteenth and seventeenth gaps, implied he slipped to join a gathering on four under after a second-cycle 67.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who was among the early starters, posted an improved 71, helped by four birdies on his back nine, however, he had an on edge hang tight to check whether his three over standard was adequate to make the cut.
The cut imprint, in the long run, came at four over, which means Woods passed up a great opportunity by one shot.
“I committed an excessive number of errors and didn’t do the seemingly insignificant details I expected to do,” said Woods. “I completed a great deal of easily overlooked details off-base.
“I’ve appreciated being the Experts champion again and the PGA was a brisk turnaround. Lamentably I simply didn’t play well.”
Woods and Koepka perfect inverses
Woods, who was pursuing a sixteenth major in the wake of closure his 11-year hang tight to win title number 15 a month ago, had another blended round to add to his opening 72.
Having not played since his triumph at Augusta National, his driving was conflicting and putts neglected to drop. Subsequent to staying at two over through the front nine, he began the back nine with four intruders in five openings.
Requiring a birdie on the last to make the cut at four over, the 43-year-old missed the green with his second shot and sent his must-make chip a few feet past the opening as he completed 17 shots behind individual American Koepka.
The competition head, endeavoring to win a fourth major after likewise winning the 2017 and 2018 US Opens, was a class separated.
His driving consistently made a joke of one of the hardest courses in golf, and his methodology play and putting stayed sound.
The 29-year-old recuperated from his first intruder of the competition, after 27 gaps, on the tenth to card a further three birdies. What’s more, regardless of a further intruder on the seventeenth, it will take a colossal new development to stop him winning progressive US PGA Title titles.
“This most likely sounds awful, yet it was a fight,” said Koepka. “I didn’t strike the ball that well. I was releasing a couple to one side yet I kept it together and combat.
“I believe that was presumably more noteworthy than Thursday, not having your ‘An’ amusement yet at the same time having the option to shoot an extraordinary score.”
Notwithstanding his 36-gap real record, he presently holds the 18, 36 and 72-opening scoring records for the US PGA Title.