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Stenson criticises officials

Henrik Stenson was unhappy with the tournament officials after carding a level-par 71 in the second round of the US PGA Championship.

The Swede still remains well in contention on five under at the halfway stage after enduring the soggy conditions at Valhalla, but he felt the players had not been done any favours with the refusal to adopt the 'lift, clean and place' rule.

Stenson, who mixed three birdies with three bogeys, told Sky Sports: \"I don't think they had the best of days deciding to play the ball down.

\"I think that's a pretty poor decision and I would imagine there will be a lot of complaints about that - as to keeping the guys who started off in the pouring rain out on the golf course for about 50 minutes before a restart.

\"I would imagine they would be a little bit unhappy about that one. So maybe not the best of days for them and maybe not the best of days or myself.

\"I didn't have the best of rounds. I didn't hit the ball all that great and had to kind of scramble my way around the golf course.

\"I think I did alright to keep it together at level par. It could have been worse, it could have been a shot better, but all in all I guess I will have to take that I didn't play my best.\"