Joost Luiten made the cut at the prestigious PGA Championship in the night from Friday to Saturday (Dutch time). The Dutchman improved considerably on the second day of the major tournament in California.
Without an audience, Luiten went around in 68 strokes, two below the job average. He set two birdies against a bogey and rose from 68th to 31st place in the ranking.
In the next two days, 34-year-old Luiten hopes to take a shot at his best performance in a major tournament. His highest ranking to date is 21st place at the 2012 PGA Championship.
Australian Jason Day and American Brendon Todd lost their leading position to Chinese Haotong Li, who had a strong day with 65 strokes. He leads with a score of 132, followed by five golfers with 134, including Day and defending champion Brooks Koepka.
The PGA Championship lasts through Sunday. Two more majors will follow later this year: the US Open (September 17-20) and the Masters (November 12-15). The fourth, The Open Championship, is canceled due to COVID-19.