Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday in Louisville, Ky. / photo: Associated Press
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 />
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 />
Now, with many of the contenders just teeing off Friday, McIlroy is once again the guy everyone is chasing.<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 />
Palmer shot 70.
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