High winds, lightning, heavy rain and hail came quickly and forced play at the 97th PGA Championship to be suspended. The second round will resume at 7am Saturday morning followed by round three.
Jason Day and Matt Jones still have to complete their second rounds, but they share the lead at 9-under par. Day has four holes left to play in round two, while Jones has six holes left to play. Justin Rose has one hole left in his second round. He is at 8-under par, 1-shot off the lead.
Hiroshi Iwata tied a major championship record and set the course record with an impressive nine-under-par 63. Iwata started the day plus-four. George Coetze fired a seven-under-par 65, Henrik Stenson shot a 6-under par 66 and Jordan Spieth finished his round at five-under 67, standing now at 6-under for the tournament.
Madison’s Steve Stricker was at -3 for the tournament with two holes to play in his second round when he double bogeyed number-8. He then saved par on the 9th and final hole by chipping in from off the green.
Menasha’s Ryan Helminen shot an even par 72 to finish four over par and miss the cut to the weekend. It’s the second straight year that Helminen has missed the cut at the PGA. Hudson’s Brent Snyder is five-over through 12 holes and nine-over for the tournament. He’ll finish his second round today, but won’t play beyond that.
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