Thursday October 27th, 2016 1:03AM

McIlroy surges to lead at soggy PGA Championship

By The Associated Press
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rory McIlroy has shot 4-under 67 in the second round of the soggy PGA Championship for a two-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer.<br /> <br /> This is a familiar spot for McIlroy, who arrived at Valhalla having won his last two tournaments. He captured the British Open at Royal Liverpool with a wire-to-wire performance, and rallied to win at Firestone last weekend.<br /> <br /> Now, with many of the contenders just teeing off Friday, McIlroy is once again the guy everyone is chasing.<br /> <br /> Starting on the back, McIlroy rolled in a 30-foot eagle putt at the 18th, just missed another eagle at the seventh, and closed with a 16-foot birdie on the ninth. He pumped his fist and walked off with his fifth straight round in the 60s. He was 9-under 133.<br /> <br /> Palmer shot 70.
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