SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Second-round play at the PGA Championship was suspended for the day at 6:28 p.m. ET Friday after inclement weather moved into the area and sent fans running for cover.
Players were pulled off the course just before a severe thunderstorm packing torrential rain and 50-mph winds blasted Whistling Straits.
The second round will resume at 8 a.m. ET Saturday. The third round is scheduled to begin 30 minutes after the completion of second-round play.
Jason Day and Matt Jones share the lead at 9 under, but they have four and six holes remaining in their second rounds, respectively.
“I was kind of glad that we’re in,” Day said. “Obviously, it’s a mess out there, and so I’m just trying to get some rest tonight and go into tomorrow.”
The suspension brought to an end a wild day of low scores and spirited runs.
No one went lower Friday than Hiroshi Iwata, who tied the major-championship record of 63 and rocketed 108 spots on the leaderboard.
Among those still on the course:
Justin Rose, who was 5 under (and 8 under overall) playing his final hole of the day, the difficult 18th
Dustin Johnson, the first-round leader, who was the only player in the top 40 currently over par for the day (5 under overall).
Tiger Woods, who was at 4 over through 13 holes. He likely needs to play the closing stretch in 2 under to make the 36-hole cut.
The leader in the clubhouse is David Lingmerth, who is at 7-under 137.