Steve Stricker, Day 2 from PGA Championship

Steve Stricker barely misses a short birdie putt on his first hole (No. 10) in the second round of the PGA Championship. 

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Steve Stricker lived to fight another day – make that two more days – in the 103rd PGA Championship.

In danger of missing the 36-hole cut after a first-round 76, Stricker bounced back with a 1-under 71 on Friday. As scores ballooned in the afternoon wind on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, he continued to move up the leaderboard long after he left the course.

At the end of the day, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain had climbed all the way into a tie for 39th place at 3-over 147 and will get to play on the weekend of a major championship for the first time since the 2018 U.S. Open.

Starting on the back nine, Stricker, 54, of Madison, Wis., made the turn in 1-under, thanks to a tap-in birdie on the par-5 11th hole and eight pars. He was one of few players to get through the difficult, into-the-wind stretch of Nos. 14-18 without a bogey.

Then lightning struck – the good kind – in the form of an eagle on the par-5 second hole. He holed his third shot from 55 yards to get to 3-under for the round. Perhaps the Ocean Course owed him one after the triple-bogey he made on No. 13 in the opening round.

Stricker, though, couldn’t sustain the momentum. He missed the green on Nos. 3 and 4 and had to settle for bogeys each time, missing par putts of 8 and 6 feet, respectively.

He then finished off his round with five consecutive pars.

His 71 was one of just 21 subpar rounds among the 154 golfers who completed two rounds and was more than four strokes better than the second-round scoring average of 75.519.

Among those who missed the cut were Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar.

PGA Tour: Madison's Steve Stricker, ex-UW-Stout golfer Derek Holmes, Wisconsin caddies at PGA Championship | Second-round results (Kiawah Island Resort/Ocean Course-Kiawah Island, S.C.)

Pos. Player Total Thru Today R1 R2 R3 R4 Score
T39 Steve Stricker
Caddie: Nicki Stricker, Madison
3 F* -1 76 71 -- -- 147
CUT Erik van Rooyen
Alex Gaugert, Lake Geneva
9 -- -- 72 81 -- -- 153
CUT Rich Beem
Caddie: Bill Heim, Green Bay
7 -- -- 74 77 -- -- 151
CUT Derek Holmes
Ex-UW-Stout golfer
21 -- -- 79 86 -- -- 165
Full leaderboard
T1 Phil Mickelson -5 F* -3 70 69 -- -- 139
T1 Louis Oosthuizen -5 F -4 71 68 -- -- 139
3 Brooks Koepka -4 F -1 69 71 -- -- 140
T4 Branden Grace -3 F -1 70 71 -- -- 141
T4 Christiaan Bezuidenhout -3 F -2 71 70 -- -- 141
T4 Hideki Matsuyama -3 F -4 73 68 -- -- 141
T7 Corey Conners -2 F* 3 67 75 -- -- 142
T7 Gary Woodland -2 F* E 70 72 -- -- 142
T7 Kevin Streelman -2 F E 70 72 -- -- 142
T7 Sungjae Im -2 F E 70 72 -- -- 142
T7 Paul Casey -2 F -1 71 71 -- -- 142
T12 Richy Werenski -1 F E 71 72 -- -- 143
T12 Joaquin Niemann -1 F E 71 72 -- -- 143
T12 Harry Higgs -1 F -1 72 71 -- -- 143
T12 Martin Laird -1 F* 1 70 73 -- -- 143
T12 Jason Kokrak -1 F* E 71 72 -- -- 143
T12 Bryson DeChambeau -1 F -1 72 71 -- -- 143
T12 Charley Hoffman -1 F -2 73 70 -- -- 143
T19 Matt Fitzpatrick E F* -1 73 71 -- -- 144
T19 Padraig Harrington E F* 1 71 73 -- -- 144
T19 Ian Poulter E F -2 74 70 -- -- 144
T19 Shane Lowry E F* -1 73 71 -- -- 144
T19 Keegan Bradley E F* 3 69 75 -- -- 144
T19 Viktor Hovland E F 3 69 75 -- -- 144
T25 Daniel van Tonder 1 F* -2 75 70 -- -- 145
T25 Cameron Smith 1 F* 1 72 73 -- -- 145
T25 Will Zalatoris 1 F* 2 71 74 -- -- 145
T25 Bubba Watson 1 F* 1 72 73 -- -- 145
T25 Lee Westwood 1 F E 73 72 -- -- 145
T25 Tom Lewis 1 F* 2 71 74 -- -- 145
T25 Collin Morikawa 1 F 3 70 75 -- -- 145
T32 Abraham Ancer 2 F* E 74 72 -- -- 146
T32 Tony Finau 2 F* E 74 72 -- -- 146
T32 Patrick Cantlay 2 F* 1 73 73 -- -- 146
T32 Tyrrell Hatton 2 F 3 71 75 -- -- 146
T32 Scottie Scheffler 2 F 2 72 74 -- -- 146
T32 Matt Wallace 2 F 1 73 73 -- -- 146
T32 Brad Marek 2 F* 1 73 73 -- -- 146
T39 Rasmus Hojgaard 3 F 4 71 76 -- -- 147
T39 Jon Rahm 3 F* 3 72 75 -- -- 147
T39 Carlos Ortiz 3 F 2 73 74 -- -- 147
T39 Justin Rose 3 F* 3 72 75 -- -- 147
T39 Steve Stricker 3 F* -1 76 71 -- -- 147
T39 Cam Davis 3 F* 6 69 78 -- -- 147
T39 Joel Dahmen 3 F* 1 74 73 -- -- 147
T39 Rickie Fowler 3 F 4 71 76 -- -- 147
T39 Jimmy Walker 3 F* 2 73 74 -- -- 147
T39 Stewart Cink 3 F* 4 71 76 -- -- 147
T39 Rory McIlroy 3 F E 75 72 -- -- 147
T50 Adam Hadwin 4 F -1 77 71 -- -- 148
T50 Russell Henley 4 F -2 78 70 -- -- 148
T50 Daniel Berger 4 F* -3 79 69 -- -- 148
T50 Jordan Spieth 4 F* 3 73 75 -- -- 148
T50 Lucas Herbert 4 F E 76 72 -- -- 148
T50 Dean Burmester 4 F* 2 74 74 -- -- 148
T50 Matt Jones 4 F* 3 73 75 -- -- 148
T50 Byeong Hun An 4 F* 3 73 75 -- -- 148
T50 Robert MacIntyre 4 F 1 75 73 -- -- 148
T50 Danny Willett 4 F* -1 77 71 -- -- 148
T50 Jason Scrivener 4 F* 3 73 75 -- -- 148
T50 Brian Gay 4 F -1 77 71 -- -- 148
T50 Aaron Wise 4 F 7 69 79 -- -- 148
T63 Robert Streb 5 F* E 77 72 -- -- 149
T63 Wyndham Clark 5 F* 2 75 74 -- -- 149
T63 Sam Horsfield 5 F 8 69 80 -- -- 149
T63 Jason Day 5 F* 3 74 75 -- -- 149
T63 Patrick Reed 5 F* 3 74 75 -- -- 149
T63 Billy Horschel 5 F* E 77 72 -- -- 149
T63 Webb Simpson 5 F* 2 75 74 -- -- 149
T63 Ben Cook 5 F 5 72 77 -- -- 149
T63 Talor Gooch 5 F 6 71 78 -- -- 149
T63 Brendan Steele 5 F 2 75 74 -- -- 149
T63 Harold Varner III 5 F 4 73 76 -- -- 149
T63 Garrick Higgo 5 F 4 73 76 -- -- 149
T63 Tom Hoge 5 F* 3 74 75 -- -- 149
T63 Henrik Stenson 5 F* 4 73 76 -- -- 149
T63 Harris English 5 F* 2 75 74 -- -- 149
T63 Alex Noren 5 F* E 77 72 -- -- 149
T63 Emiliano Grillo 5 F* E 77 72 -- -- 149
T63 Chan Kim 5 F 2 75 74 -- -- 149
T63 Denny McCarthy 5 F* 4 73 76 -- -- 149
Failed to qualify
CUT Andy Sullivan 6 -- -- 73 77 -- -- 150
CUT Brian Harman 6 -- -- 75 75 -- -- 150
CUT Antoine Rozner 6 -- -- 79 71 -- -- 150
CUT Chez Reavie 6 -- -- 77 73 -- -- 150
CUT Dustin Johnson 6 -- -- 76 74 -- -- 150
CUT Sergio Garcia 6 -- -- 77 73 -- -- 150
CUT Victor Perez 6 -- -- 78 72 -- -- 150
CUT Mackenzie Hughes 6 -- -- 75 75 -- -- 150
CUT Marc Leishman 6 -- -- 74 76 -- -- 150
CUT Adam Scott 6 -- -- 78 72 -- -- 150
CUT Xander Schauffele 6 -- -- 73 77 -- -- 150
CUT Justin Thomas 6 -- -- 75 75 -- -- 150
CUT Peter Malnati 6 -- -- 78 72 -- -- 150
CUT Si Woo Kim 7 -- -- 75 76 -- -- 151
CUT Sebastian Munoz 7 -- -- 77 74 -- -- 151
CUT Rich Beem 7 -- -- 74 77 -- -- 151
CUT Tommy Fleetwood 7 -- -- 76 75 -- -- 151
CUT Maverick McNealy 7 -- -- 78 73 -- -- 151
CUT Brendon Todd 7 -- -- 74 77 -- -- 151
CUT Thomas Detry 7 -- -- 76 75 -- -- 151
CUT Danny Balin 8 -- -- 79 73 -- -- 152
CUT Chris Kirk 8 -- -- 76 76 -- -- 152
CUT Cameron Tringale 8 -- -- 70 82 -- -- 152
CUT Dylan Frittelli 8 -- -- 73 79 -- -- 152
CUT Jason Dufner 8 -- -- 71 81 -- -- 152
CUT Zach Johnson 8 -- -- 74 78 -- -- 152
CUT Ryan Palmer 8 -- -- 74 78 -- -- 152
CUT Martin Kaymer 8 -- -- 75 77 -- -- 152
CUT Lanto Griffin 8 -- -- 74 78 -- -- 152
CUT Jim Herman 9 -- -- 78 75 -- -- 153
CUT J.T. Poston 9 -- -- 75 78 -- -- 153
CUT Greg Koch 9 -- -- 76 77 -- -- 153
CUT Bernd Wiesberger 9 -- -- 78 75 -- -- 153
CUT Hudson Swafford 9 -- -- 77 76 -- -- 153
CUT Erik van Rooyen 9 -- -- 72 81 -- -- 153
CUT Kurt Kitayama 10 -- -- 77 77 -- -- 154
CUT Sami Valimaki 10 -- -- 78 76 -- -- 154
CUT Max Homa 10 -- -- 78 76 -- -- 154
CUT Matt Kuchar 10 -- -- 77 77 -- -- 154
CUT Adam Long 10 -- -- 72 82 -- -- 154
CUT George Coetzee 10 -- -- 75 79 -- -- 154
CUT John Catlin 10 -- -- 75 79 -- -- 154
CUT Kevin Kisner 10 -- -- 77 77 -- -- 154
CUT Brett Walker 10 -- -- 77 77 -- -- 154
CUT Kalle Samooja 10 -- -- 74 80 -- -- 154
CUT Pete Ballo 11 -- -- 80 75 -- -- 155
CUT K.H. Lee 11 -- -- 78 77 -- -- 155
CUT Charl Schwartzel 11 -- -- 76 79 -- -- 155
CUT Tim Pearce 12 -- -- 79 77 -- -- 156
CUT Aaron Rai 12 -- -- 81 75 -- -- 156
CUT Ben Polland 12 -- -- 76 80 -- -- 156
CUT Mark Geddes 12 -- -- 75 81 -- -- 156
CUT Jazz Janewattananond 13 -- -- 77 80 -- -- 157
CUT Rob Labritz 13 -- -- 76 81 -- -- 157
CUT Brandon Hagy 13 -- -- 77 80 -- -- 157
CUT Kevin Na 13 -- -- 79 78 -- -- 157
CUT Cameron Champ 15 -- -- 82 77 -- -- 159
CUT Stuart Smith 15 -- -- 82 77 -- -- 159
CUT Rikuya Hoshino 15 -- -- 76 83 -- -- 159
CUT Thomas Pieters 16 -- -- 76 84 -- -- 160
CUT Alex Beach 17 -- -- 75 86 -- -- 161
CUT Shaun Micheel 17 -- -- 81 80 -- -- 161
CUT Brandon Stone 17 -- -- 78 83 -- -- 161
CUT Takumi Kanaya 17 -- -- 75 86 -- -- 161
CUT Patrick Rada 18 -- -- 76 86 -- -- 162
CUT Sonny Skinner 19 -- -- 85 78 -- -- 163
CUT Larkin Gross 20 -- -- 80 84 -- -- 164
CUT Frank Bensel, Jr. 21 -- -- 86 79 -- -- 165
CUT Joe Summerhays 21 -- -- 81 84 -- -- 165
CUT Omar Uresti 21 -- -- 82 83 -- -- 165
CUT Derek Holmes 21 -- -- 79 86 -- -- 165
CUT Tyler Collet 26 -- -- 88 82 -- -- 170
CUT John Daly 27 -- -- 85 86 -- -- 171
WD Sam Burns E -- -- 41 -- -- -- 41
DQ Y.E. Yang E -- -- 75 83 -- -- 158

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