New York City: Adam Scott produced one of the best putting rounds of his US golf career, and the round of the day, but it was still not enough to keep US PGA Championship leader Brooks Koepka within arm’s length.
Scott is tied for second after two rounds at New York’s Bethpage Black but faces a seven-shot deficit in the third round on Saturday.
Scott rattled off seven birdies and one cheap bogey to fire a six-under-par 64, which elevated him to five-under.
But Koepka (63, 65) tops the leaderboard at 12-under and his total of 128 earned the lowest 36-hole score in major championship history.
Scott shares second with three-time major winner Jordan Spieth (66), who needs a PGA Championship win to complete golf’s career grand slam.