Former Masters golf champion Phil Mickelson of the United States has the clubhouse lead midway through the second round of the PGA Championship, the last major golf tournament of the year.
Mickelson shot a five-under-par 65 in his second round to go to eight-under-par, 132 for the tournament. The left-handed American started from the 10th tee Friday and had birdies in three of his first five holes. He then eagled the 18th hole to increase his lead.
South Africa's Rory Sabbatini is tied with Davis Love the Third of the United States and Lee Westwood of England, four strokes off the lead at four-under-par 136.
World number two golfer and defending champion Vijay Singh of Fiji is tied for fifth at three-under-par 137 after shooting a three-under-par 67 in his second round. Several other players, including Stuart Appleby of Australia and Greg Owen of England, are also three-under-par for the tournament.
World number one golfer Tiger Woods of the United States is early in his round, but will need to play well to overcome his five-over-par 75 Thursday. Woods is attempting to win his third major title this year after taking the Masters in April and the British Open last month.
Some information for this story provided by AFP.