SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — On Friday, everyone from PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua to Jim Nantz gushed about how lucky the tournament had gotten with the weather. Heavy rains had forced a brief delay in the morning, but the second round was still able to be completed and “it actually turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL DAY!”
This is why you don’t talk about good weather. Ever.
On Saturday, Mother Nature provided payback as thunderstorms swept through New Jersey and pelted an already saturated Baltusrol. Play was suspended at 2:14 p.m. and it never resumed, although plenty of fans took the opportunity to frolic inside the ropes. It also raised the question of why every major championship isn’t just held in San Diego. . . but anyway, the schedule for the rest of the 98th PGA Championship is now in question.
The PGA of America announced on Saturday night that the third round will resume on Sunday at 7 a.m. with the hope of concluding the tournament on time. “Our primary aim is to finish on Sunday,” said Kerry Haigh, the chief championship officer of the PGA. How is that possible? By not re-pairing and starting the final round at 8:40 a.m. This would have the final pair of Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb hopefully (emphasis on
Article source: http://www.golfdigest.com/story/5-different-scenarios-for-how-the-pga-championship-plays-out-one-of-them-is-even-a-sunday-finish
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