In their own words: How delay affects PGA leaders


SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – A long Saturday at Baltusrol produced very little golf from those near the top of the PGA Championship leaderboard, as the horn blew before the final groups went off the first tee.

Now players are looking at a best-case scenario of a marathon Sunday finish; but with more storms in the forecast, it's very possible things could stretch until Monday or even Tuesday.

Here's how some of those in the mix at the year's final major are dealing with the harsh reality of what could be just the beginning of a very long weather delay.

Robert Streb (9 under):

"Obviously the course looks like it is unplayable. Everything is underwater ... I guess just go home, hang out with the family and might be waiting around tomorrow morning, too ... I'm guessing we're going to be here till at least Monday, hopefully not Tuesday. But we'll see how it goes and just kind of take today as a day of rest, I guess."

Emiliano Grillo (7 under):

"It's going to be pretty soft. I think it's going to be pretty similar to what we had on Friday, very wet, and you can go at it with any club, pretty much. It's going to be long for everybody. The rough is going to be very wet and it's going to be very hard to get the ball out of it. It's going to be one of those that if you are very precise off the fairway, it's going to pay off."

Jason Day (7 under): 

"I think the plus side was that I didn't actually have to go out. Obviously if you get off to a bad start, you're thinking about it, and vice versa is if you get off to a good start ... It should yield a few more birdies [on Sunday] and if you can do that, but also stay patient with regards to the weather, just keep yourself mentally intact. Because a lot of sitting around can get you kind of off base and if you don't stay on top of it, you can start playing some poor golf. I just need to make sure I stay on top of it."

Henrik Stenson (6 under):

"It's going to be a long day tomorrow, and I mean, I don't know if it's a benefit or not, not having started ... You've just got to get some good sleep and make sure you eat enough and drink enough, plenty during the day, because it will be a long day. It's normally the mind that gives up before the body. If you're getting fatigued or tired, it's normally the head that gets tired. The body is normally fine to play two rounds of golf."

Martin Kaymer (5 under):

"I don't know how the weather is going to be tomorrow. Maybe probably going to be the same. An ideal case, we're going to play 36 holes tomorrow, which I don't mind. It's going to be good for the guys who are fairly fit. It's going to be a mental challenge to stay on top of your game for that long. Today, it's pretty much a day off in terms of golf, but mentally we always have to be ready to play. But it's going to be a long, long week now."

Patrick Reed (5 under):

"It's one of those things, if you know it's going to happen at some point, you just prepare for it and just make sure that you just restart whenever the time comes, whenever you have to actually go back out. I think that's the biggest key is not doing too much walking around, not doing too much to exert too much energy ... You never know. The weather looks suspect tomorrow, as well."

Rickie Fowler (4 under):

"I hit two shots. Unfortunately I feel like I've been swinging really well the last couple days and had a really good warm-up this afternoon, so I was looking forward to getting out there and getting after it ... We're probably only going to get a limited amount of holes, as well. I know there's some storms, as well, expected tomorrow afternoon. Like I said, play when we get to play and go from there."

Webb Simpson (4 under): 

"I was playing pretty good and had to stop. But it's just the way it goes. Hopefully tomorrow it can pick back up in that rhythm. Tomorrow doesn't look good but hopefully we can get it done ... Just go back and get some rest. Got an early morning for tomorrow. Hopefully we'll be able to play. But you know, it's one of those things, I've got to come out ready to go."

Jordan Spieth (3 under):

"Just wish I could sleep in. Not going to get to sleep in. It will be a wake-up call in the 4:00s. It is what it is. Looks like there's a chance this could go into Tuesday. So just kind of be as patient as possible and when we get out, we get out, and just try and take advantage when you can."

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