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Australian pair leading the bunched PGA Championship leaderboard

Spieth has shot into a share of the lead.

Jason Day is on fire on day 2.
Jason Day is on fire on day 2.
Image: Jae Hong

Updated 11pm

AUSTRALIAN PAIR MATT Jones and Jason Day have roared into the lead on day two of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Jones and Day sit top of the pile on eight under par, but there are as many as 14 players within three shots of the lead.

Jones is four under for the day through 10 holes, moving to -8, while Day joined him there after back-to-back birdies on 11 and 12, also four under for the afternoon.

Masters and US Open Champion Jordan Spieth shot a sensation al five under par round of 67 to move to six under par, but Sweden’s David Lingmerth has shot a two under 70 to sit just one off the lead on -7.

Spieth shot one bogey and six birdies in second round, the highlight of which was this bunker shot holed-out for a birdie on the 18th (his ninth hole of the day).

Spieth bunker

His playing partner Rory McIlroy also stayed in touch with the leaders in his second round, although a bogey on the 7th (his 16th) was a tough blow on the home stretch.

Despite a double bogey on 18 (his ninth hole), McIlroy responded with a beautiful eagle two holes later, chipping on on the par five second hole.

He eventually signed off with a one under par round of 71 for the second day in a row, and two under par overall.

mcilroy chip

First round leader Dustin Jonson is chipping away nicely during his second round, he’s one off the lead on -7, one under for his third round, joined by Russell Henley and Tony Finau on -7, the latter six under for the day after just 11 holes.

After a disastrous day yesterday, Shane Lowry fared much better this afternoon, shooting a three under par round of 69 to move to three over par.

However, he looks likely to miss the cut, with one over the projected mark at the moment.

Tiger Woods is also likely to miss another major cut. He’s one over for the day and four over for the tournament, with just seven holes left to get to the cut mark.

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