Aug, 11, 2012; Kiawah Island, SC, USA; Carl Pettersson (SWE) at the

PGA Championship: Day 3


The weather continued Saturday afternoon to be a factor in the 94th PGA Championship at the Kiahwah Golf Resort. After the brutal winds all day Friday, those teeing off early Saturday morning were greeted with pristine conditions, but the afternoon players had to be taken off the course as black skies and thunderstorms broke out. The rain would not stop, and the third round was finally cancelled. It resumed at 7:30 AM Eastern on Sunday Morning.

V.J. Singh who started the third round tied for the lead, got off to a decent start with two birdies on the front, but as play resumed on Sunday, V.J.would struggle with his driver, and short game. he would miss two chip shots that would come back to where he had hit from, and with four bogeys on the back, and a double at the par four 15th hole, would shoot 40, and fall to 2 under par for the tournament.

The happiest person on the course when the round was cancelled, was Tiger Woods. Tiger’s day got off badly, and the bad continued until he was forced to leave for the stormy weather after making four bogeys in the first nine holes, it appeared his game, and putter had left him once again for the weekend of a major championship. He would somewhat right the ship on Sunday morning and finish at two over for the round, and five back at 2 under for the tournament.

Rory McIlroy had an excellent round going when the rain started, with five birdies and only one bogey on the front nine. He would leave the course with the overnight lead at 6 under par. After a slow start on Sunday morning, where he missed a couple of short putts as he finished up, but managed to birdie 15 and 16 and pull back to the lead at 7 under.

The most consistient player on the golf course for all three days so far was first round leader Carl Pettersson. Carl, with his power fade off the tee, struggled on Friday with the wind, but shot well enough on Saturday to pull back to within one shot of McIlroy before the skies opened up. Carl shot even par, and finished round three only three strokes behind McIlroy.

Making a run on Saturday, but falling back again as play resumed Sunday were Adam Scott, and Ian Poulter. Scott had four birdies on the front nine, shooting 32, but struggled as play resumed. He bogeyed 11 and 16, and finishing round three with a two under 70 and -3 for the tournament. Poulter would finish with a 74 and drop to -1.

Fourth round play will resume at 11:40 Eastern time, and will tee off on one and ten with threesomes to get this Championship in the books. TNT will have coverage until 2PM when CBS will take it to the end.

 

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