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Thunderstorms halt second-round play

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ST. LOUIS – Thunderstorms suspended play for the day at the 100th PGA Championship.

Weather-alert signs were put up in the mid-afternoon and the horn blew at 3:35 p.m. CT Friday.

PGA of America officials announced that play was finished for the day at 5:35 p.m. local time.

The second round is scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. ET Saturday.

The third round will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the second round, with groups of three going off the first and 10th tees.


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Gary Woodland leads the way through two days at 10 under par, following rounds of 64-66. Kevin Kisner trails by one. Brooks Koepka is two back. Rickie Fowler was the lowest player on the golf course at 7 under par.

No player in the afternoon wave completed his round, meaning all 78 will resume Round 2 in the morning. The final group of Shawn Warren, Mikko Korhonen and J.J. Spaun has played just four holes. The supergroup of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas was through seven.

When play resumes, players will encounter an even-softer Bellrive Country Club, which also took on heavy rains Tuesday and has otherwise weathered St. Louis’ summer heat and humidity.

The condition of the bentgrass greens has been a been point of discussion each day, with PGA officials and the Bellerive grounds staff keeping the green speeds at a slower pace so as not to stress the putting surfaces. More rain also figures to make already-generous fairways more inviting, and already-thick rough more penal.