Storm swamps Tiger's charge as Woodland leads rain-hit PGA

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While the golfers were putting up low scores, the only thing that could stop them was mother nature.

The PGA Championship is being contested with the Wanamaker Trophy on the line for the 100th time in its history this week, but while there were come hiccups on Friday, we are back rolling again on Saturday with Round 3 action at Bellerive Country Club.

China'a Li Haotong withdrew from the PGA Championship before the second round resumed on Saturday morning due to a wrist injury, the PGA of America announced.

That put him at 10-under 130, breaking by one the PGA Championship record and tying the 36-hole score for all majors.

Koepka and Charl Schwartzel tied the PGA Championship record - previously set 14 times - of 63.

Thomas, seeking to join Woods as the only other back-to-back PGA champion, picked up four shots as the 25-year-old mixed five birdies with a solitary birdie over the 11 holes he had to complete to move within four shots of the lead.

Kisner shot 29 on the back nine - his first nine - and was threatening to shoot a tournament-record 62 but bogeyed the final hole and settled for 64.

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He reached the par-5 eighth hole in two shots and two-putted for a birdie to climb to four under and six shots off the pace.

Woodland didn't drop as many putts in his second round, but triggered a huge roar from the crowd on No. 8, his second-to-last hole of the day.

And with more rain that pounded Bellerive and wiped out golf for the rest of the afternoon, Woodland wasn't even sure he would be leading after the second round was completed. Organizers said the third round will be played in threesomes and off the first and 10th tees starting 30 minutes after the second round ends. The golf course is gettable, I think. "I was telling it to go".

"I missed two putts on 10 and 12 and that stopped momentum a bit, " he said in a brief interview before getting ready for the third round.

"I'm very happy with where I'm at", he said.

"I'm all right with it", Kisner said. "I didn't know that was such a rivalry". "Gary and I are good buddies, had a great time out there playing and if I could only hit it as far as he could it would be a different game". "We're going to have a pretty good battle if I can keep up with him".

Said Woodland: "I have a lot of friends out here, a lot of college teammates, a lot of people from college".

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