Play suspended at PGA Championships due to rain


Rory McIlroy saw his second shot sail toward the gallery at the PGA Championship, so he knew it would be right of the green on the par-5 10th hole at Quail Hollow.

He is tied with American Kevin Kisner on eight-under par and the duo are two shots clear of third-placed Jason Day. From there, he shot 66-62 and won by four shots over Phil Mickelson.

Graham DeLaet bookended back-to-back eagles with a pair of birdies in a stunning four-hole stretch to charge into contention at the PGA Championship on Saturday.

With a victory this week, Spieth would've become just the sixth player to complete the career slam - and at just three weeks past his 24th birthday, the youngest.

"I guess (from) beating up people on Tuesday", said Kisner, alluding to a certain prowess on the most popular day for money games among Tour players.

He said in 1999 that he wouldn't return to the U.S. Open and had "had it with the USGA and the way they run their tournaments" after he swatted a moving ball with his putter on No. 8 in his final round at Pinehurst No. 2, taking an 11 on the hole and signing for an 81.

Mistakes are inevitable in golf, and to put it simply, McIlroy is bad at not letting them compound. "Keep knocking on the door, and hopefully one day it will open", he said Friday through a translator. It started with a tee shot into the water, which he compounded with a fluffed chip and a missed short putt, turning what should've been a par into a double. I think that's why I feel like I'm ready to win a major championship now versus previous year, I probably didn't have that. "I'm sure there will be nerves in there, but that's what we play for and that's what we practice for".

Meanwhile, Jason Day rewarded playing-partner Dustin Johnson with a hug after the world No 1 ensured his group would finish their rounds with seconds to spare.

"I've played mini-tours, learned how to win there", Kisner said. "I think a big step is just understanding that no lead is safe". I was hitting fairways but I wasn't getting the crisp contact that I was hoping for with my driver.

DeLaet, who has never won a professional tournament on American soil, almost had a hole-in-one on the par-4 14th hole, driving the ball eight feet past the hole.

"You've got to be in the fairway to be able to get it on the green, and who knows, if this rain holds off and doesn't stay around, I can't imagine how much firmer they can get". "I feel like I have the game to compete in majors and tons of 30th- to 40th-, 50th-place finishes".

"I can't believe Col Swatton (his caddie) did not give him a wedge and start walking, say that's the only choice mate". "They don't ask me why I made bogey on the last hole that cost me 20 grand".

Instead, he bogeyed the first and never got anything going, making just one birdie all day. The top 70 and ties make the cut at Quail Hollow.