There are only three rounds of major championship golf left in 2016 as the PGA Championship heads into the second round on Friday. It's been a thrilling year for the major championships with a combination of great finishes and big names heavily involved in each. That could still be the case at the PGA Championship, but several of the top players will need better rounds to get into contention.
Heading into the second round, 20 players sit at 2-under or better, but not many of the 20 have major championship resumes or are among the top ranked players in the world. Instead, Jimmy Walker, Emiliano Grillo and Ross Fisher three of the four players at 4-under or better. Walker leads the field at 5-under. Martin Kaymer is also tied for second place at 4-under, the most accomplished player among the top four.
While there is no Jordan Spieth or Phil Mickelson jumping out to the first-round lead like at previous majors, some of the top players in the world are still in the mix. World No. 1 Jason Day is just three shots off the lead at 2-under. Rickie Fowler, still in search of his first major championship, is also 2-under heading into Friday. Spieth is five off the lead after shooting an even-par round of 70. Mickelson is one shot behind him at 1-over.
Dustin Johnson claimed his first major championship when he won the U.S. Open, but it will take a significant comeback if he's going to add another. He struggled on Thursday, finishing with a 7-over round of 77. He will open the second round 12 shots off the lead and in danger of missing the cut.
TNT will be back to provide television coverage. The network will broadcast live for six hours on Sunday, limiting live coverage to just the afternoon wave. While still significant coverage, it is considerably more limited than viewers have enjoyed in some previous majors.
The online coverage will also be limited. The only viewing option prior to the start of TV coverage will be marquee group streams. Those groups will include plenty of big names on Friday morning, but not many red numbers. Marquee group streams will begin at 8:30 a.m. while a simulcast TV stream will start at 1 p.m.
Here is a full look at the second round coverage. All times Eastern.
Friday's second round coverage
1 to 7 p.m. -- TNT
8:30 a.m to 7 p.m. -- Marquee groups on PGA.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app
- 8:30 a.m. -- Jordan Spieth / Bubba Watson / Sergio Garcia
- 9:30 a.m. -- Dustin Johnson / Danny Willett / Henrik Stenson
1 to 7 p.m. -- TV simulcast stream on PGA.com and on mobile via PGA Championship app
Noon to 7 p.m. -- PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM (Ch. 92/208)
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