With the Olympic Games kicking off, golf's final major of the season, the PGA Championship is underway. Although it can't match the heritage of the Open Championship or the US Open or the mystique of The Masters, the PGA traditionally draws the strongest major field of the season.
And for the two Kiwis in the field, the news is all good. Michael Campbell is showing tentative signs of a return to form, and backed up his opening round 73 with a 1-over 71 today to make the cut in a tie for 21st place, only five shots behind leader JB Holmes, the only player under par after two rounds. And for Wellington's Mark Brown, it has been a dream major debut. Brown was the biggest mover in the field on day 2 after his first-round 77 left him at 7-over. An impressive 1-under par 69 today, one of only SIX sub-par rounds, has moved Brown 74 places up the field into a tie for 35th place. A solid weekend could cap off what has been an outstanding year for Mark Brown. And the best news is that it finishes each day before the Olympics coverage starts!!