PGA ChampionshipJuly 29, 2016

PGA Championship: Walker, Streb lead, Day 2 back

Jimmy Walker continues to lead at the PGA Championship at nine under with Robert Streb, though Jason Day surged to seven under on Friday.
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - JULY 29: Jimmy Walker of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee during the second round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 29, 2016 in Springfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Jimmy Walker continued his journey toward his first major, retaining the lead after the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.

Following a four-under 66 on Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Walker is tied with Robert Streb at nine under. Streb fired a seven-under 63, the best score of the day and tied for the best round in a major.

Jason Day, the reigning PGA Championship winner, surged by stringing seven birdies together over a span of eight holes to move to seven under. He is tied for third with Emiliano Grillo.

Henrik Stenson, the reigning British Open champion, held the lead earlier in the day at six under. He is now in fifth place and three strokes off the lead.

Patrick Reed put together one of the best rounds of the day, shooting a five-under 65. He is four strokes back of the lead, and tied for sixth with Martin Kaymer and Brooks Koepka.

Rickie Fowler had an impressive round, moving to four under following a birdie and eagle to finish his round. He is tied for ninth with Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English and Jamie Donaldson.

Jordan Spieth showed improvement on Friday, shooting a three-under 67. He ascended 24 spots up the leaderboard, and now is tied for 13th at three under.

Phil Mickelson just made the two over cut, finishing 36 holes at one over.

Players eliminated from weekend competition include Rory McIlroy (three over), Sergio Garcia (five over), John Daly (six over) and U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson (nine over). This missed cut for Johnson breaks a streak of 25 straight cuts.

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