Round two of the PGA Championship was suspended at 5:28pm local time due to inclement weather. Less than a half hour later, play was called for the day as thunderstorms, high winds and torrential rain hit Whistling Straits. The second round will resume at 7am Saturday morning.
This is certainly the right call as you’ve probably seen the multiple videos on Twitter. Like the ones below.
— Steph Evans (@Stephy1985) August 14, 2015
It isn’t much better inside the media tent, either. Oh, and media dining has been closed because the walls were caving in.
— Luke Kerr-Dineen (@LukeKerrDineen) August 14, 2015
Looks like the guys who played early-late will have an advantage over the other half of the field, as the course will be soft and receptive Saturday morning when play resumes.
The PGA of America estimates that the third round will start around 9am after the cut has been made and the players are re-paired as twosomes.
At the moment, two Australians share the lead at nine-under. Jason Day is five-under for his round through 14 holes and has a good look for birdie on no. 15 — he knocked his approach shot close right before the horn blew. Matt Jones is also five-under for the day through 12 holes.
Justin Rose is quietly lurking right behind Day and Jones at eight-under with just one hole to play. David Lingmerth, Harris English and Tony Finau are tied for fourth at seven-under.