Gusting wind and firming greens are giving the afternoon group issues at the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner has been able to remain in the lead, though, regardless of the conditions, .
After pars on his first four holes, Dufner ran into trouble on No. 5 when he hit his tee shot way right and was forced to take a drop. After hitting his third shot into the right rough around the green, Dufner was unable to get up and down, eventually settling for a double bogey. That dropped him to 7-under and one stroke ahead of the field, but he earned a stroke back with a birdie on No. 7 to keep a one-shot lead.
Rory McIlroy began the day nine strokes off the lead, but cut that deficit to five strokes with back-to-back birdies closing his round. McIlroy sunk a long birdie putt at No. 17 before chipping in for birdie on his last hole to jump 21 spots up the leaderboard and into a tie for seventh place.
Jim Furyk rebounded after two early bogeys and is in second place at 7-under after birdying No. 4 and then adding another birdie at No. 8 to get back to even on the day. Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott are two off the lead at 6-under while Steve Stricker rounds out the top five at 5-under.
A few of the early leaders have fallen off the pace, by the way, including Matt Kuchar (4-over through nine) and Justin Rose (7-over through nine).
Below is a complete look at the ever-changing leaderboard: