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Wild Sunday ahead after storms stop play

Thunderstorms shut down the PGA Championship on Saturday before 10 players could even hit a shot, setting up what could be a long, wet and wild conclusion to the final major of the year - whenever it ends.

Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb made it as far as the practice range before clouds gathered, the sky rumbled and storms dumped more rain on an already saturated golf course at Baltusrol. Tied for the lead at 9-under par, they faced a 36-hole Sunday, provided the course could be ready by 7 a.m.

Otherwise, another Monday finish loomed, and that was only part of the unpredictable nature of this PGA Championship.

Kevin Kisner had seven birdies in his round of 5-under 65 and was at 5-under 205. He was one shot ahead of Padraig Harrington, who also had a 65. They were among only 37 players of the 86 who made the cut to complete the third round.

The plan was for the third-round pairings to go right back out Sunday morning, meaning they would finish before the last group even began the fourth round.

''That will be an interesting dynamic, for sure,'' said Kerry Haigh, the PGA of America's managing director of championships. ''Add to the excitement, actually.''

It was the second time the PGA rolled the dice at Baltusrol and failed.

In the 2005 PGA Championship, they chose not to move up the tee times on Sunday with a high possibility of storms in the forecast, and Phil Mickelson had to return to play five holes to secure a one-shot victory.

With storms in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, Haigh said the PGA did not ''significantly'' consider a two-tee start Saturday morning in threesomes.

''The forecast is similar to what it has been the previous two days, with a chance of rain in the afternoon, summer showers. And that's exactly what we got,'' Haigh said. ''Unfortunately, today they hit us. And yesterday, they missed us.''

It was the third time in five years that weather messed with the PGA Championship. The final round was played in threesomes off both tees at Kiawah Island in 2012, and Valhalla was a quagmire in 2014, though the last two rounds were played in twosomes and barely finished. Rory McIlroy won both of them.

Haigh could not think of the last time the players were not paired according to their 54-hole score for the final round.

Russell Knox lagged a 65-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole, tapped in for a par and a 67 to reach 3-under 207, and then heard the horn as Marc Leishman was getting ready for his 12-foot birdie attempt. Leishman has to return at 7 a.m. for that putt, and then wait two hours to start his final round.

Knox couldn't resist a playful dig on Twitter in which he told Leishman that he had ''grub, showered and feet up now.''

They could use plenty of rest, and a break in the weather.

Baltusrol already had about 3 inches of rain this week, and Haigh didn't have a report on Saturday's damage because it was still raining. There is no defense for soft greens, however, and it showed.

Streb posted the 30th round of 63 in a major on Friday. Kisner and Harrington took aim Saturday before the rain, each with 65s. Harrington didn't even think he played that well and still shot a 65, his lowest ever in a PGA Championship.

''Hit the right shots at the right time and any of the shots that I didn't hit well didn't do me any harm,'' Harrington said. ''So it was one of those days. It's nice when you score better than you play. It was just an average day, as I said. Thursday was the day I played well. It was amazing, the best I played Thursday, is the worst score I shot. That's the nature of the game.''

Kisner was slowed by a pair of bogeys on the front nine, though he bounced back with two straight birdies and finished with three birdies in his last four holes.

''You keep it in the fairway, you can attack,'' Kisner said. ''The course is receptive enough. You can make a lot of birdies.''

Mickelson made the cut with one shot to spare on Friday, rallying from an opening tee shot that went out-of-bounds and onto a side street. He shot a 68 on Saturday and was at 1-under 209, and he predicted far lower scores to come.

''There is a low 60s round,'' Mickelson said when he finished. ''I think somebody is going to break that 63 record in these next two days. 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.''

Haigh was only hopeful for good weather, as soon as possible.

He said the course had so much water it was unplayable even if it stopped raining, and more rain overnight would make a 7 a.m. start unlikely. When it does get back into shape, the greens will be soft. Baltusrol's strength is measuring the right bounce on the greens because of the contours. This might be more like lawn darts.

Scores

T1 USA Robert Streb -9 18 -7 68 63 - - 131
T1 USA Jimmy Walker -9 18 -4 65 66 - - 131
T3 AUS Jason Day -7 18 -5 68 65 - - 133
T3 ARG Emiliano Grillo -7 18 -3 66 67 - - 133
5 SWE Henrik Stenson -6 18 -3 67 67 - - 134
T6 GER Martin Kaymer -5 18 -1 66 69 - - 135
T6 USA Brooks Koepka -5 18 -3 68 67 - - 135
T6 USA Patrick Reed -5 18 -5 70 65 - - 135
T9 WAL Jamie Donaldson -4 18 -3 69 67 - - 136
T9 USA Harris English -4 18 -1 67 69 - - 136
T9 USA Rickie Fowler -4 18 -2 68 68 - - 136
T9 JPN Hideki Matsuyama -4 18 -3 69 67 - - 136
T13 FRA Gregory Bourdy -3 18 -2 69 68 - - 137
T13 USA Billy Hurley III -3 18 -5 72 65 - - 137
T13 JPN Yuta Ikeda -3 18 -3 70 67 - - 137
T13 USA Zach Johnson -3 18 -4 71 66 - - 137
T13 USA William McGirt -3 18 -3 70 67 - - 137
T13 AUS Adam Scott -3 18 -3 70 67 - - 137
T13 USA Jordan Spieth -3 18 -3 70 67 - - 137
T13 USA Daniel Summerhays -3 18 -3 70 67 - - 137
T13 JPN Hideto Tanihara -3 18 -4 71 66 - - 137
T22 ENG Paul Casey -2 18 -1 69 69 - - 138
T22 KOR K.J. Choi -2 18 Par 68 70 - - 138
T22 USA Jon Curran -2 18 -1 69 69 - - 138
T22 RSA Branden Grace -2 18 -2 70 68 - - 138
T22 AUS Scott Hend -2 18 Par 68 70 - - 138
T22 SWE David Lingmerth -2 18 Par 68 70 - - 138
T22 USA Ryan Moore -2 18 -3 71 67 - - 138
T22 SWE Alexander Noren -2 18 -2 70 68 - - 138
T22 RSA Louis Oosthuizen -2 18 Par 68 70 - - 138
T22 AUS John Senden -2 18 Par 68 70 - - 138
T22 USA Webb Simpson -2 18 -1 69 69 - - 138
T22 ENG Andy Sullivan -2 18 1 67 71 - - 138
T34 RSA George Coetzee -1 18 -3 72 67 - - 139
T34 ENG Ross Fisher -1 18 3 66 73 - - 139
T34 AUS Marcus Fraser -1 18 -2 71 68 - - 139
T34 ENG Tyrrell Hatton -1 18 -2 71 68 - - 139
T34 ENG Andrew Johnston -1 18 -1 70 69 - - 139
T34 DNK Soren Kjeldsen -1 18 -1 70 69 - - 139
T34 NZL Danny Lee -1 18 Par 69 70 - - 139
T34 USA Kevin Na -1 18 -2 71 68 - - 139
T34 USA Brandt Snedeker -1 18 -4 73 66 - - 139
T34 KOR Youngh Han Song -1 18 -2 71 68 - - 139
T34 USA Steve Stricker -1 18 Par 69 70 - - 139
T34 USA Vaughn Taylor -1 18 1 68 71 - - 139
T34 VEN Jhonattan Vegas -1 18 1 68 71 - - 139
T34 ENG Lee Westwood -1 18 Par 69 70 - - 139
T48 AUS Aaron Baddeley Par 18 Par 70 70 - - 140
T48 USA Daniel Berger Par 18 -1 71 69 - - 140
T48 WAL Bradley Dredge Par 18 1 69 71 - - 140
T48 USA Bill Haas Par 18 Par 70 70 - - 140
T48 USA James Hahn Par 18 3 67 73 - - 140
T48 USA Russell Henley Par 18 2 68 72 - - 140
T48 USA Kevin Kisner Par 18 -1 71 69 - - 140
T48 SCO Russell Knox Par 18 Par 70 70 - - 140
T48 AUS Marc Leishman Par 18 -1 71 69 - - 140
T48 USA Kyle Reifers Par 18 Par 70 70 - - 140
T48 USA Brian Stuard Par 18 Par 70 70 - - 140
T48 USA Cameron Tringale Par 18 -2 72 68 - - 140
T48 USA Bubba Watson Par 18 -1 71 69 - - 140
T61 USA Rich Beem 1 18 2 69 72 - - 141
T61 USA Keegan Bradley 1 18 -2 73 68 - - 141
T61 USA Jim Furyk 1 18 -3 74 67 - - 141
T61 IRL Padraig Harrington 1 18 Par 71 70 - - 141
T61 USA Phil Mickelson 1 18 Par 71 70 - - 141
T61 ITA Francesco Molinari 1 18 Par 71 70 - - 141
T61 BEL Thomas Pieters 1 18 Par 71 70 - - 141
T61 USA Justin Thomas 1 18 2 69 72 - - 141
T61 ENG Danny Willett 1 18 Par 71 70 - - 141
T70 THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2 18 2 70 72 - - 142
T70 ESP Rafael Cabrera-Bello 2 18 Par 72 70 - - 142
T70 USA Roberto Castro 2 18 Par 72 70 - - 142
T70 USA Jason Dufner 2 18 1 71 71 - - 142
T70 RSA Ernie Els 2 18 -1 73 69 - - 142
T70 ENG Matthew Fitzpatrick 2 18 Par 72 70 - - 142
T70 USA Billy Horschel 2 18 Par 72 70 - - 142
T70 SWE Fredrik Jacobson 2 18 1 71 71 - - 142
T70 THA Thongchai Jaidee 2 18 Par 72 70 - - 142
T70 AUS Matt Jones 2 18 -2 74 68 - - 142
T70 USA Patton Kizzire 2 18 1 71 71 - - 142
T70 USA Colt Knost 2 18 3 69 73 - - 142
T70 USA Jason Kokrak 2 18 2 70 72 - - 142
T70 NED Joost Luiten 2 18 Par 72 70 - - 142
T70 USA Ryan Palmer 2 18 1 71 71 - - 142
T70 ENG Justin Rose 2 18 2 70 72 - - 142
T70 RSA Charl Schwartzel 2 18 -1 73 69 - - 142
CUT ENG Luke Donald 3 18 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT FRA Victor Dubuisson 3 18 4 69 74 - - 143
CUT USA Ryan Helminen 3 18 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT USA Smylie Kaufman 3 18 Par 73 70 - - 143
CUT USA Chris Kirk 3 18 -1 74 69 - - 143
CUT NIR Rory McIlroy 3 18 -1 74 69 - - 143
CUT USA Scott Piercy 3 18 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT ENG Chris Wood 3 18 4 69 74 - - 143
CUT KOR Y.E. Yang 3 18 1 72 71 - - 143
CUT KOR Byeong-Hun An 4 18 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT USA Zac Blair 4 18 1 73 71 - - 144
CUT USA J.B. Holmes 4 18 -1 75 69 - - 144
CUT SWE Rikard Karlberg 4 18 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT DNK Thorbjorn Olesen 4 18 4 70 74 - - 144
CUT USA Rod Perry 4 18 1 73 71 - - 144
CUT FJI Vijay Singh 4 18 Par 74 70 - - 144
CUT USA Brendan Steele 4 18 3 71 73 - - 144
CUT USA Harold Varner III 4 18 2 72 72 - - 144
CUT KOR Si Woo Kim 4 18 3 71 73 - - 144
CUT USA Jason Bohn 5 18 4 71 74 - - 145
CUT USA Kevin Chappell 5 18 3 72 73 - - 145
CUT NIR Darren Clarke 5 18 1 74 71 - - 145
CUT USA Matt Dobyns 5 18 2 73 72 - - 145
CUT ESP Sergio Garcia 5 18 4 71 74 - - 145
CUT USA Charley Hoffman 5 18 Par 75 70 - - 145
CUT IRL Shane Lowry 5 18 3 72 73 - - 145
CUT USA Bryce Molder 5 18 1 74 71 - - 145
CUT USA Ben Polland 5 18 3 72 73 - - 145
CUT USA Kevin Streelman 5 18 Par 75 70 - - 145
CUT USA Gary Woodland 5 18 2 73 72 - - 145
CUT USA Rich Berberian Jr 6 18 4 72 74 - - 146
CUT SWE Jonas Blixt 6 18 1 75 71 - - 146
CUT SWE Kristoffer Broberg 6 18 4 72 74 - - 146
CUT NZL Mark Brown 6 18 1 75 71 - - 146
CUT USA Matt Kuchar 6 18 2 74 72 - - 146
CUT IND Anirban Lahiri 6 18 3 73 73 - - 146
CUT USA Peter Malnati 6 18 3 73 73 - - 146
CUT AUT Bernd Wiesberger 6 18 1 75 71 - - 146
CUT USA John Daly 7 18 3 74 73 - - 147
CUT USA Tony Finau 7 18 Par 77 70 - - 147
CUT USA Brian Gaffney 7 18 3 74 73 - - 147
CUT USA Rob Labitz 7 18 6 71 76 - - 147
CUT KOR Soo-Min Lee 7 18 Par 77 70 - - 147
CUT USA Jamie Lovemark 7 18 6 71 76 - - 147
CUT USA David Muttitt 7 18 4 73 74 - - 147
CUT USA David Toms 7 18 3 74 73 - - 147
CUT USA Michael Block 8 18 6 72 76 - - 148
CUT AUS Greg Chalmers 8 18 6 72 76 - - 148
CUT BEL Nicolas Colsaerts 8 18 6 72 76 - - 148
CUT ARG Fabian Gomez 8 18 3 75 73 - - 148
CUT USA Jim Herman 8 18 1 77 71 - - 148
CUT KOR Kyung-tae Kim 8 18 1 77 71 - - 148
CUT USA Johan Kok 8 18 6 72 76 - - 148
CUT USA Josh Speight 8 18 1 77 71 - - 148
CUT KOR Jeung-hun Wang 8 18 5 73 75 - - 148
CUT USA Dustin Johnson 9 18 2 77 72 - - 149
CUT NIR Graeme McDowell 9 18 5 74 75 - - 149
CUT USA Rocco Mediate 9 18 3 76 73 - - 149
CUT USA Troy Merritt 9 18 2 77 72 - - 149
CUT USA Joe Summerhays 9 18 3 76 73 - - 149
CUT USA Mitch Lowe 10 18 6 74 76 - - 150
CUT USA Tommy Sharp 10 18 3 77 73 - - 150
CUT RSA Brandon Stone 10 18 1 79 71 - - 150
CUT USA Omar Uresti 10 18 8 72 78 - - 150
CUT USA Shaun Micheel 11 18 4 77 74 - - 151
CUT USA Brad Ott 11 18 2 79 72 - - 151
CUT USA Wyatt Worthington II 12 18 6 76 76 - - 152
CUT ENG James Morrison 14 18 6 78 76 - - 154
CUT USA Rick Schuller 14 18 6 78 76 - - 154
CUT USA Brad Lardon 17 18 4 83 74 - - 157

 





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