PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Oak Hill is vulnerable again Friday.
A steady overnight rain and a gray, soggy start to the morning means there should be plenty of birdies during the second round of the 95th PGA Championship.
The rain that greeted the morning-wavers began as more annoyance than hindrance, but it intensified throughout the morning. A weather warning was posted at 8:30 a.m. ET, signaling that inclement weather was in the area, but the wet stuff should move out of the area by midday. The early forecast calls for light winds and partly-cloudy skies in the afternoon, with a high temperature reaching 77 degrees.
The greens are soft, but the pins are more tucked than they were in Round 1 – 10 of the hole locations are cut six or fewer paces from the edge of the green. That may prove to be the course’s only defense Friday, as the greens are more receptive and the fairways are effectively playing wider because of the rain.
In 2003, the last time the PGA was held at Oak Hill, only three players finished the event under par, with 4-under 276 as the winning score. Thirty-five players shot in the 60s Thursday, when the course was softened by overnight rain and an hour delay midway through the afternoon, and Adam Scott and Jim Furyk’s opening 65 was one shot off the competitive course record here.
Check out the Day 2 hole locations: