The vagaries of the weather in the second round of this 105th US PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club was of a front that didn’t know whether it was coming or going, but there was far greater clarity from Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy who moved into contention at the halfway stage.
On a day of shifting conditions, of sunshine and rain, wind and calm, Lowry shot a superb second round 67 and McIlroy carded a 69 for the pair to lie on level par 140, five shots adrift of co-leaders Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland and Corey Conners.
“I thrive on weekends like this,” said Lowry who zoomed up the leaderboard with a run of five birdies on his homeward run before hittin …