Rory McIlroy starts with double bogey and bogey on second day of US PGA

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Brooks Koepka is the man to catch on day two of the US PGA Championship.

The defending champion tees off from seven-under-par later with a four-shot lead over his nearest challenger Tommy Fleetwood after his brilliant opening 63 yesterday.

However, he extended his lead without hitting a shot as the second round got underway today.

Koepka’s new course record at Bethpage Black yesterday was almost matched late in the day by New Zealand’s Danny Lee, but Lee, who needed just 21 putts in his 64, found it tougher going on day two.

After starting on the back nine, the 28-year-old dropped shots on the 11th and 12th to fall three shots off the pace.

Rory McIlroy has opened his second round with a double bogey and bogey to slip back to five-over-par while Padraig Harrington is eight-over after three holes of his round.

Graeme McDowell is back out later from level-par, with Shane Lowry set to tee off from five-over.

Koepka is among the later starters in a group containing Masters champion Tiger Woods and Open champion Francesco Molinari, who were both nine off the pace after opening rounds of 72.

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