2024 PGA Championship - Round Two
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Yesterday, Xander Schauffele made PGA Championship history. His nine-under 62 set a tournament record for the lowest round ever. Today, Schauffele made PGA Championship history again.

His three-under 68 moved him to 12 under for the Championship, tying the lowest 36-hole score in relation to par. Brooks Koepka had the same score to par through two rounds in 2019 at Bethpage, when he won his second PGA Championship.

Here are five other interesting stats from the second round at the 106th PGA Championship.

1) Sebastian Soderberg hit the first hole-in-one in a PGA Championship at Valhalla since 1996

The course, holding its fourth PGA Championship this week, hadn’t seen an ace while hosting the major since the first one in 1996, which had two aces on the third and one on the 14th. Soderberg’s hole-in-one on the 169-yard eighth is the first time that hole had an ace.

2) Schauffele is halfway to being the sixth wire-to-wire winner in PGA Championship history

If Schauffele leads after the next two rounds, his first career major title will have him join Bobby Nichols (1964), Jack Nicklaus (1971), Raymond Floyd (1982), Hal Sutton (1983), and Koepka (2019) as wire-to-wire winners of the championship.

3) It’s the third time in major championship history the cutline fell below par

The one-under cutline at Valhalla is the first time it took finishing in the red to make the weekend at the PGA Championship. This week joins the 1990 and 2006 Open Championships, both with one-under cuts as well.

The previous high cut line at a PGA Championship was even par, done in 1995 at Riviera, 2006 at Medinah, and 2018 at Bellerive.

4) Scottie Scheffler has three straight major rounds of four-under or less and is on the verge of history

Scheffler’s last three major rounds have been a four-under 68 to win the Masters, a four-under 67 to start the PGA Championship, and a five-under 66 this morning. If the 10-time winner shoots four under or better tomorrow, Scheffler will tie the longest streak in major championship history of consecutive rounds of that score. He would join Tiger Woods (2000), Jason Day (2015), Jordan Spieth (2015-16), and Koepka (2018-19).

More: Scheffler Arrives At Valhalla With New Title: Dad

5) Colin Morikawa posted five straight birdies in a major for the first time in his career

The 2020 PGA Championship winner birdied the fourth through eighth holes in his second round, fueling a six-under 65 to sit in second place at the suspension of play Friday night. Over the past three PGA Championships at Valhalla, two others have birdied at least five straight: Mark Brooks made six-in-a-row during the first round in 1996, and Thorbjorn Olesen made five consecutive birdies during the third round in 2014.

Check out the leaderboard from the 106th PGA Championship here

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