Wind and rain storms stop play in the second round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. A really vicious thunderstorm packing 40 mph winds caused the second round to be suspended until Saturday morning.
The Australian pair of Matt Jones and Jason Day sit on top of the PGA Championship, as play has suspended due to the storms. Both have second round totals of -9 under par, but have yet to complete those rounds on the Whistling Straits course.
Jason was more than happy to get off the course, and come back tomorrow;
“I’m glad that we are in.”
“It can get a little dangerous out there. It’s a good idea to come back in the morning.”
“We’ll see how it goes tomorrow, we’ve got some scoring holes, and some tough ones to finish on. But I’m real happy to be done.”
Justin Rose is in third place alone a -8 under par, he has just one hole left to play in the second round. Predicting the stoppage of play has left him unpopular with his playing partners, but he is still certain of his own abilities;
“I opened my big mouth to the boys playing with us, I said, the end is in sight, and 30 seconds later, they blew the horn. So my name is mud all over here.”
“I’m playing better than anyone in the world right now tee-to-green.”
There is a three-way tie for 4th spot, at -7 under par, David Lingmerth has completed his second round, and shares that place with Tony Finau and Harris English, both of these players have yet to finish the second round.
Overnight leader Dustin Johnson has suffered a few nerves today, he is currently +1 on the round with four holes to play, with a tournament total of -5 under par.
Jordan Spieth made a move today, carding a completed round of -5 under par 67, to move up to T7 at -6 under par.
Rory McIlroy had another -1 under par round to total -2 under par for the competition, and now has a long way to go to defend his title.
Tiger Woods is battling to make the cut, at +2 over par. An uncompleted second round see’s him at +4 over, with five holes to play, a tall order.
Among the notables missing the cut were, Shane Lowry, last weeks winner, Zach Johnson, Padraig Harrington, Jimmy Walker, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Adam Scott.