Play suspended at PGA Championship; English remains in top ten
With lightning threats in the afternoon Saturday postponing play, only 37 of the 86 players to make the cut at the 98th PGA Championship were able to complete their third rounds.
Play was suspended just after 2pm Saturday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ and the top ten players after Friday’s cut were yet to tee off. Those ten players will have 36 holes to play when play resumes at 7am Sunday morning.
Robert Streb and Jimmy Walker lead the field at 9-under par. Jason Day and Emiliano Grillo are both two shot back, followed by Henrik Stenson at 6-under par.
Cartersville Country Club’s Scott Hamilton Golf Academy has three players at Baltusrol for the final 36 holes.
Harris English is currently tied for tenth at 4-under par. He did not start his third round Saturday and will play 36 holes Sunday. Russell Henley is tied for 42nd and was 1-under for the tournament through 17 holes Saturday. Aaron Baddeley finished his Saturday round and is tied for 59th after shooting 70-70-71 in the first three rounds.
Another Hamilton Golf Academy player, Chris Kirk, missed the 36-hole cut with a 3-over par score. Jason Bohn of Acworth, a former SHGA player, shot 71-74 to miss the cut.
Another former SHGA player, Kevin Kisner, made one of the biggest moves of the day on Saturday before play was suspended.
Kisner fired a 5-under par 65 Saturday to move into a tie for sixth.
The PGA Championship, golf’s fourth and final major championship of the year, will conclude Sunday evening — weather and daylight permitting. Players are competing for their portion of the $10 million purse. The winner receives $1.8 million and 600 FedExCup points.
Scott Hamilton, Director of Golf at CCC, works with many accomplished professional golfers on the PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, LPGA, and other professional golf tours.