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Adam Scott feeling complete at PGA Champs

By AAP Newswire

Adam Scott says he feels close to firing on all cylinders having booked his spot among weekend contenders at the US PGA Championship.

The Australian former world No.1 fired a five-under-par 65 on day two at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri to earn a 36-hole score of five under, five shots shy of clubhouse leader Gary Woodland.

Overnight leader Woodland maintained his place atop the leaderboard with a 66 elevating him to 10-under and one shot ahead of fellow American Kevin Kisner, who carded a 64.

Play was suspended during the afternoon groupings on Friday with almost half the field now forced to complete their second rounds on Saturday morning, including Jason Day, when threesomes are sent off two tees.

Scott discovered some magic on the greens Friday and delivered several momentous putts which kept the Queenslander in contention.

Teeing off the 10th, Scott rattled off four birdies during a bogey-free front nine before making a crucial par saves at the first, second and fourth holes.

Scott picked up two more shots coming home before his only bogey of the day came at the last, failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker.

"(The game) is definitely moving in the right direction, and 65 at a major is always a good score," Scott said.

"I said last night I felt like there was a 65 in the way I was playing.

"Today, I made a couple of extra putts for par to keep the momentum going and that's probably the difference between most of my golf generally over the last 12 months."

Perennially one of golf's best ball-strikers, Scott says he found some mojo with his Achilles heel - the putter - at the British Open last month and has been feeling hot on the greens since.

Scott ranks 192nd on the US PGA Tour this season for strokes gained in putting, but through two rounds at the PGA Championship he is 29th.

"The putting felt good good at The Open and last week (at the WGC-Bridgestone) I felt like I putted good," Scott said.

"Everything has felt good here for the last two days, hopefully, there are a couple more low (scores) on the weekend."