Saturday, July 30, 2016

Storms halt PGA Championship on Saturday


SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The third round of the PGA Championship was suspended at 2:14 p.m. on Saturday, anticipating dangerous weather moving in the area.

The forecast for Baltusrol and the surrounding area suggests rain could be a threat for several hours, though PGA of America officials announced they anticipated a one-hour delay.

Co-leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb, both at 9-under 131 through 36 holes, are yet to tee off, as are the five other groups in front of them. A total of 38 players, among the 85 who made the cut, have completed their third rounds.

Before the rain delay, scoring conditions were generous. Two players, Kevin Kisner and Padraig Harrington, finished off 5-under 65s each. Phil Mickelson, who shot 2-under 68 on Saturday, said he thought scoring conditions could yield a record-low score for a major championship just a day after Robert Streb became the latest player — the third in 16 days — to shoot 63 in a major.

“I think somebody is going to break that 63 record in these next two days,” he said. “The greens are pristine. You can make a lot of putts. They are soft, so you can get the ball very close. I think that there’s that 61 or 62 out there that I was probably trying to chase a little too hard.”

Ryan Ballengee is a Yahoo Sports contributor. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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