Rory McIlroy has no need to make it to the 104th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on Friday as he finished 5th -------->

With 9 one-putts in his first 12 holes and 10 drives longer than 320 yards, McIlroy published 5-below sixty five to take the lead after the primary 18 holes -------->

McElroy said, "It is the right time. -------->

It is the first time McIlroy has led since the first round of a Major since his last win at the 2014 PGA Championship in Valhalla -------->

Schöffel handled the ball very well and was one of the best scramblers on the field.-------->

Zalatoris, 25, is one of the best ball strikers in the world and, as of Thursday - not one of the best putters .-------->

Masters champion Scotty Schaeffler had an early-stage rollercoaster. .-------->

He also showed some audible frustration, shouting angrily at a putt at 17 when it didn't break the way he thought it would. .-------->

I mean, it's the beginning of the week; There's still a lot of golf to play," Scheffler said. .-------->

The weather forecast calls for scattered rain and thunderstorms on Friday afternoon with winds of 15 to 25 mph .-------->