Jordan Spieth has made a move towards his third major championship of the year early in the second round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
World No.2 Spieth shot a five-under 67, to jump to six under for the tournament, leaving him just one shot behind leader David Lingmerth.
The Swede shot 70 to move to seven under and also leads overnight leader Dustin Johnson, who heads out in the afternoon, and Russell Henley (three holes).
Having already won the Masters and US Open this season, Spieth is gunning to become just the third player in history to win three of the four majors in one year, behind Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods.
Australians Jason Day and Matt Jones remain just three off the lead as they head out in the afternoon wave.
Adam Scott will miss his first major cut since the 2011 US Open after a 75 left him at seven over for the week.
Scott set about trying to make up for his first-round 76 with a birdie on the 10th, his first hole, but was once again tripped up by the par-three 12th.
After making triple bogey there on Thursday, Scott added a double bogey on Friday to send his odds of making the cut further skyward.
An eagle on the 16th, his seventh, gave him the base for a last-nine push, but he has failed to make a run.
Cameron Smith made his charge with a 68 to get to two under for the championship, and is joined by world No.1 Rory McIlroy (71).
John Senden is two over in round two through 17 holes to be one over par for the tournament, hovering around the projected cut.
Geoff Ogilvy heads out in the afternoon wave starting at two over, while Steven Bowditch is done at five over.
Marc Leishman is defying a back injury to be three under through 15, but still out of the mix at four over.
Club professional Brett Jones won’t be playing the weekend as he shot 78 to end at nine over.