Furyk, Holmes capitalize on ideal conditions

Jim Furyk during Round 2 of the PGA Championship.
Jim Furyk during Round 2 of the PGA Championship. ( Getty Images )

Monday, January 31, 2011

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Those who completed their second rounds Saturday morning were greeted with mild conditions and able to make a move into contention at the PGA Championship.

Jim Furyk completed nine holes in 25-mph winds Friday evening, then returned to Whistling Straits for his back nine. He shot 33 to complete his second-round 68, which earned him a spot in the final group alongside Matt Kuchar and Nick Watney. Furyk is at 6-under 138, two back of Kuchar.

“We were kind of ready for the horn to blow,” Furyk said. “The mosquitoes were the only thing we were worrying about this morning.”

J.B. Holmes completed eight holes Friday evening before the horn blew. “Today was pretty much perfect,” Holmes said. He shot a bogey-free 32 on his back nine to shoot 66 and match Furyk at 138.