KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 11: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits off the first tee during Round Three of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 11, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

PGA Championship 2012: Play Suspended Due To Poor Weather

Play was suspended for the day at the PGA Championship due to poor weather. Vijay Singh and Rory McIlroy are tied for the lead at the moment, and play will resume on Sunday morning. Also: Coverage of Sunday's action

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2012 PGA Championship: Play Suspended, Will Resume Sunday Morning

It's going to be a long Sunday for the field at the PGA Championship. Due to a nasty storm that rolled in midway through Saturday's third round, play has been suspended until Sunday. They're done for the day, and plenty of players are still out on the course.

At the moment, the final pairing is through just seven holes, meaning Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh will have to finish up 11 holes on Sunday morning before even starting their final rounds. Play is expected to resume around 7:45 in the morning, with the final round set to begin around 11:30 a.m. It's unknown whether split tees or threesomes will be used in an effort to get the tournament finished by Sunday evening.

With play suspended, Rory McIlroy and Singh are tied for the lead at 6-under. Adam Scott is one shot back at 5-under and Carl Pettersson is two off the pace at 4-under. Noted golf enthusiast Woods is 3-over for his third round and has fallen back to 1-under for the tournament, five shots off the lead.

It's going to be a grind on Sunday, with many players having to play just about a round and a half. And that's if the weather cooperates after drenching the course and leaving puddles everywhere.

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2012 PGA Championship: Weather Delay May Last A While

The 2012 PGA Championship is under a weather suspension and for good reason. Midway through the second round, with the final pairing just about to make the turn, the clouds rolled in. And boy do they look menacing.

Here's a view of the course right now:


We could be here for a while, waiting for the weather to pass. Throughout the week, the weather has been less than kind to the year's final major and the players competing for the title. Winds have been ridiculous, leading to higher scores and more ridiculous conditions.

But this ... well, this doesn't look good. Those clouds look like something out of a horror film, leading me to believe they're packing a serious punch. Now is probably a good time for everyone to take cover.

It's still unknown when the round will resume. If need be, players may have to finish their third rounds on Sunday morning, making for a long day. But we're still a ways away from seriously considering that topic.

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PGA Championship 2012: Saturday Tee Times And Pairings

With rounds averaging nearly six hours and Joost Luiten unable to finish before the sun set over the South Carolina coast, tee times for the third round of the PGA Championship were delayed until Saturday morning. But Luiten cleaned up his final hole on Saturday, so play is moving on to the third round with two of the game's greats in the final pairing.

The wind was up on Friday, and Pete Dye's paspalum masterpiece ground down the world's best field as the highest scoring average in PGA Championship history (and highest in a major since the debacle at Shinnecock in '04) was set. There were more rounds in the 90s than there were in the 60s. But Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh held on and posted two of the handful of rounds under par, moving up the board to 4-under as the field tumbled backward.

Aside from Ben Hogan, Singh may be the most legendary workhorse in the history of the game. At age 49, he is still putting in time in the gym and on the range, where he's hit more balls than anyone in his generation. The putter and short game got hot on Friday, and he carded a remarkable 69. He's one of the best ball strikers to ever play, so he was able to manage the wind well. As is always the case with Singh, however, he'll need to keep that anchored flatstick on point to stay in contention.

Tiger Woods, who's also been on a hot streak with the putter since the weekend at Firestone, will be playing alongside Singh. Woods has become reliant on a cut shot, which many predicted would give him trouble at Kiawah, where multiple shot shapes are required. But he navigated the wind and avoided the big number with excellent play around the green. He's improved at each an every major this season, contending on the weekend at both Olympic and Lytham. This could be the week that he finally wins a major again. He'll go off with Singh at 3 p.m. ET.

The paspalum is still soft from all the rain this week, which prevented an all-out catastrophe on Friday. The wind conditions are supposed to be a little more benign over the weekend, so the bunched-up field could see a low number take control.

Here's a complete list of tee times:

8:50 a.m.: David Toms, John Huh
9 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Dustin Johnson
9:10 a.m.: Luke Donald, Chez Reavie
9:20 a.m.: Seung-Yul Noh, Sang Moon Bae
9:30 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Louis Oosthuizen
9:40 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke
9:50 a.m.: J.J. Henry, Ken Duke
10 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Thorbjorn Olesen
10:10 a.m.: Bill Haas, Brendon de Jonge
10:20 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Toru Taniguchi
10:30 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Justin Rose
10:40 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Rich Beem
10:50 a.m.: Matt Every, Jimmy Walker
11:10 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Cameron Tringale
11:20 a.m.: John Senden, Robert Garrigus
11:30 a.m.: Y.E. Yang, Alexander Noren
11:40 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els
11:50 a.m.: George McNeill, David Lynn
12 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Geoff Ogilvy
12:10 p.m.: Ryo Ishikawa, Ben Curtis
12:20 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Greg Chalmers
12:30 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Marc Leishman
12:40 p.m.: Bo Van Pelt, Padraig Harrington
12:50 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim
1 p.m.: Keegan Bradley, Fredrik Jacobson
1:10 p.m.: Martin Laird, John Daly
1:30 p.m.: Marcel Siem, Pat Perez
1:40 p.m.: Francesco Molinari, Zach Johnson
1:50 p.m.: Joost Luiten, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
2 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
2:10 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
2:20 p.m.: Blake Adams, Trevor Immelman
2:30 p.m.: Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott
2:40 p.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Rory McIlroy
2:50 p.m.: Carl Pettersson, Ian Poulter
3 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods Holds A Putting Clinic, Shares 36-Hole Lead

Tiger Woods' hot putter cooled off a tad down the stretch in the second round of the PGA Championship. Even with a 3-putt on 18, however, the 14-time major champion heads into the weekend with a share of the lead.


2012 PGA Championship: Joost Luiten Is Holding Up Tee Times

Wondering why there are no tee times for Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship? It's Joost Luiten's fault. You may not know Luiten -- though he did shoot to the top of the leaderboard on Thursday -- but you'll probably get to know him soon. After all, he's the one holding up play at the moment.

Here's the situation: Luiten, already having a bad day, opted not to play the 18th on Friday. It was getting dark and play was technically suspended for darkness. His playing partners went ahead and finished up their rounds, but Luiten opted not to.

It should be noted that Thomas Aiken, one of his partners, missed the cut but recorded a par on 18. His other playing partner, Alan Morin, was nowhere near making the cut and bogeyed 18.

Luiten was already 5-over for the day by the time he got to 18, so maybe he was hoping to wakeup and try and birdie the hole on Saturday. Or maybe he was just angry. Whatever the case, he didn't want to play. And as a result, his Saturday is kind of going to be a pain in the butt.

Most professionals like to sprint, basically, to get 18 in if play is about to be called for darkness. It's not fun to get up at the crack of dawn to finish a round, only to turn around and play the next round a few hours later. That's time that could be better spent sleeping in.

So here we are, with the second round not technically complete. Luiten is inside the cut line by a comfortable margin, but has to come back and play the 18th at 7:30 a.m. Because his performance will determine the tee times, the PGA Tour can't release them. We do, however, know that Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh will be in the final pairing. Both are tied for the lead at 4-under.

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