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Aug 10, 2014

Golf-Play resumes after weather delay at Valhalla

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug 10 (Reuters) – PGA Championship play finally resumed at 2:44 p.m. (1844 GMT) on Sunday after a weather delay of just under two hours due to water-logged conditions in the final round.

Action was halted just before noon local time as heavy rain swept across the par-71 layout at Valhalla Golf Club, leaving rivers of water on several fairways and pools covering many greens.

Aug 10, 2014

Low scoring for early starters at wet Valhalla

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Hours before overnight leader Rory McIlroy was scheduled to tee off in the PGA Championship’s final round on Sunday, the early starters were going low at a wet, soft and receptive Valhalla Golf Club.

Ireland’s Shane Lowry, who set off in the first pairing of the day, birdied six of his first 13 holes before signing off with a four-under-par 67 in the year’s final major.

Aug 10, 2014

Mickelson looks to Firestone for Valhalla finish

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson has endured a disappointing season by his usual lofty standards but hopes to feed off memories of Firestone last week as he heads into Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship.

Six days ago in Ohio, the American closed with a sizzling eight-under-par 62 to tie for 15th in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, a display that gave him timely momentum for the year’s final major.

Aug 10, 2014

Surprise package Wiesberger benefits from Lefty’s company

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Watched by huge crowds while playing with his golfing idol Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship on Saturday, Bernd Wiesberger could have been excused for losing his nerve and feeling a little star-struck.

However, the 28-year-old Austrian surprised even himself as he stayed remarkably calm at Valhalla Golf Club and outscored his illustrious playing partner by two shots in the third round to charge into contention for the year’s final major.

Aug 10, 2014

McIlroy stays one ahead after wild day at Valhalla

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy, seeking his fourth major title, ended a pulsating third round of low scoring and frequent lead changes to preserve his one-shot advantage at the PGA Championship on Saturday.

A stroke in front overnight heading into what is traditionally known as ‘moving day’, the British Open champion birdied three of the last four holes on a receptive, rain-sodden Valhalla Golf Club layout to card a four-under-par 67.

Aug 9, 2014

Debate escalates over Tiger’s health, shutdown urged

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – The early exit by an ailing Tiger Woods from this week’s PGA Championship prompted widespread debate about his immediate playing future, with many suggesting that he should shut down for the rest of the year.

Woods has been a shadow of his former self since back surgery in late March and he missed the cut at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday after struggling for form and rhythm while clearly not at full health.

Aug 9, 2014

Golf-McIlroy set to tee off as early starters go low

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug 9 (Reuters) – As overnight leader Rory McIlroy prepared for a mid-afternoon tee time at the PGA Championship on Saturday, the early starters took full advantage of receptive, rain-softened conditions at Valhalla Golf Club.

Attacking the pins at every opportunity, American Brooks Koepka, Spaniard Sergio Garcia and Scotland’s Marc Warren fired five-under-par 66s to rocket up the leaderboard in the year’s final major, all of them finishing at five-under 208.

Aug 9, 2014

Golf – Rose makes an early splash at wet Valhalla

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Early starters faced receptive, rain-softened conditions in the PGA Championship third round on Saturday and former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose was among those who took advantage.

The English world number five, who made the cut by just one shot, birdied four of the first seven holes to reach the turn in four-under-par 31 on a damp, muggy and mainly overcast day at Valhalla Golf Club.

Aug 9, 2014

Rose makes an early splash at wet Valhalla

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Early starters faced receptive, rain-softened conditions in the PGA Championship third round on Saturday and former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose was among those who took advantage.

The English world number five, who made the cut by just one shot, birdied four of the first seven holes to reach the turn in four-under-par 31 on a damp, muggy and mainly overcast day at Valhalla Golf Club.

Aug 9, 2014

Furyk, Day cash in on favorable route at Valhalla

LOUISVILLE Kentucky (Reuters) – Veteran American Jim Furyk and Australian young gun Jason Day took advantage of the favorable half of the draw at the PGA Championship on Friday to sign off with consecutive birdies to share second place.

Furyk carded a three-under 68 in wet conditions at Valhalla Golf Club while Day fired a sizzling 65, the best score of the second round, as they posted matching totals of eight-under 134 to trail leader Rory McIlroy by one stroke.