PGA Championship: Play abandoned for the day with leaders yet to tee off

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Thunderstorms and the threat of lightning meant players at the top of the leaderboard are yet to get their third rounds underway..

Play has been abandoned for the day at the PGA Championship after storms passed through New Jersey with the leaders yet to hit a shot of their third rounds.

It was certainly a day for the earlier starters as low scores from the likes of Padraig Harrington (-4) and Kevin Kisner (-5) has put a little bit of pressure on the leaders who will tee off early on Sunday with potential rain all day.

It’s yet to be seen what the PGA officials will do tomorrow but the likelihood is that we will have a Monday finish.

We did have some golf today and there was a number of impressive rounds out there. Rounds of 65 for Padraig Harrington and Kevin Kisner helped move them up into the top-10. A 3-under-par round of 67 saw Russell Knox finish the day six shots behind the leaders.

Phil Mickelson finished with a round of 68 and is currently at 1-under-par. But it was not a good day for Masters champion Danny Willett, who made 5 bogeys and a double on his way to a third round 74, the same number as fellow countryman Lee Westwood. Both will have to wait until the completion of round three before they can get out and finish off what has been a disappointing week for the Englishmen.

It was a better day though for Justin Rose, who carded a third round 66 which included 5 birdies and just the one dropped shot. He is on 2-under-par for the tournament and will be hoping for the leaders to struggle tomorrow morning when they get their third rounds underway.

Tomorrow will certainly be a log day for the likes of Jimmy Walker, Robert Streb and Jason Day, and dependent on the weather may be on site for over 12 hours tomorrow. How will that affect them? Only time will tell.

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