The list of people who will have a Saturday Tee Time at the 2014 PGA Championship , and those who won’t be playing at Valhalla Golf Course on the weekend are both interesting. This post includes a list of those who made the 36-hole cut and what time on Saturday they are scheduled to play. The weather may become a factor again.
Most of the day on Friday, the cut was expected to come at even par, but slid up to one over as the second round came to a conclusion. Several players made a run at the nine under par number that Rory McIroy put up earlier in the day, but the one-shot lead would stand overnight.
It’s a nice leaderboard that is setting up for the weekend at the Championship in Louisville for Saturday that includes the favorite, Rory McIlroy with some legitimate challengers lurking only a few shots back.
Jason Day has struggled since his only win at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship back in January, but looks to be ready to challenge for a major title after fighting hand injuries all year.
Second-Place Jim Furyk has himself in position again, and will play with a red-hot Ryan Palmer on Saturday who has had a nice start to the season’s final major. Palmer got in early after the morning session, and should be well rested before his afternoon tee-time.
There are some big names, high on the leaderboard that includes Phil Mickelson, and Rickie Fowler with some not-so-big names unless you watch a lot of European Tour golf.
Mikko Ilonen is tied with Palmer and Fowler at seven under par, two strokes back, Bernd Wiesberger is tie with Phil at six under par, and several are within striking distance, four strokes back at five under par including Steve Stricker, Graham DeLaet , Henrick Stenson, Joost Luiten, Victor Dubuisson, Lee Westwood, and Louis Oosthuizen.
The big name to miss the cut, and won’t be playing this weekend is of course, Tiger Woods. Tiger was struggling to finish, and looked to be in some pain again, but refused to quit until he finished. It’s unclear if we will see him again this year or see him at Gleneagles late next month.
Most people I talk to feel like Tiger needs to get away, let his body heal, and start over in 2015.