That could leave the final major of the year up for grabs over the final 36 holes on the weekend, but not for everybody.
For once McIlroy had an off day with the driver, which compromised his approach shots to the greens and, averaging only 46 feet proximity to the hole, piled the pressure on the putter. And now he's not sure what it will take.
McIlroy, who trailed joint leader Kisner by five shots overnight, said he still felt "right in there" despite slipping further behind.
Matsuyama has more experience on the big stage. The 25-year-old Japanese star already was 5 under for his round in tough conditions, and he added two birdies after the rain. He loves Bermuda, the grass now in place at Quail Hollow, and his confidence soars when he's hitting it well. "It's just unfortunate because I was actually in a rhythm and the momentum was going my way and we got called off". I can't putt any worse than I did today.
Wozniacki Beats Stephens To Reach Sixth Final of 2017
After beating Spain's Rafael Nadal yesterday, the 18-year-old wild card entry overcame Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The first set witnessed a spectacular change in fortune when Caroline Wozniacki , down 1-5, won six games in a row to win 7-5.
Despite carrying pre-tournament favourite status courtesy of top-five finishes in his last two starts and a superb record at host Quail Hollow, world No.4 Rory McIlroy (73) slumped to four-over.
"To be able to change that weakness into a strength is why he's so dominant", Day said.
Phil Mickelson celebrated playing in his 100th career major, but it only last two days.
The 33-year-old from SC has won twice on the PGA Tour, and has also lost four times in playoffs.
It took Stroud 13 years and 290 PGA Tour starts before his breakthrough in Reno. "I got my arse kicked a little bit yesterday on my back nine". He made only one of them Friday. A short miss on eighth for birdie was followed by a closing birdie on ninth and that left a good taste and in a good mood for the second day.
"On to the weekend to try and fire at stuff". Play was suspended because of darkness and 26 players will come back in the morning to complete their second rounds. Omar Uresti shot a 70 and was at 2-over 144.
Long after 25th-ranked Kisner reached the clubhouse with his second consecutive 67, players once fearful of lightning-fast greens attacked the dampened putting surfaces after the delay and soared up the leaderboard.
A bogey on the tough par-4 16th, where Johnson found a right greenside bunker from 190 yards and missed an 18-foot par putt, dropped him back to even par. "There's lot of things that can happen".
Chinese leader asks Trump for 'restraint' on North Korea
He also retweeted a US Pacific Command message that said US planes stand ready to "fulfill a #FightTonight mission". Washington has been repeatedly stating that no option including the use of military force could be ruled out.
Are the Beckhams making a cameo on Modern Family?
The role of Phil is being played by [ David Beckham ]. "The role of Victoria Beckham is being played by @jessetyler", he joked. What happens when you combine the Beckham family and Modern Family? "Lovely to see you pictured all together".
Arsenal edge past Leicester in Premier League season opener
Arsene Wenger raised eyebrows last week when he said it was an "ideal situation" having players in their final year at the club. The France global came off the bench to head home in the 85th minute as Arsenal started their season with a thrilling 4-3 win.
Uber investor sues former CEO Kalanick for fraud
But while he is no longer chief executive, he remains on Uber's board and has the power to appoint three members. As per a court document, Benchmark holds about 20% of the voting rights in Uber and 13% of its ordinary shares.