Play suspended until Sunday at PGA Championship

Springfield (United States) (AFP) –


Play in the 98th PGA Championship has been halted until Sunday morning, PGA officials announced Saturday after thunderstorms had stopped Saturday's third round for more than 3 1/2 hours.

US co-leaders Robert Streb, who matched the low round in major history with a seven-under par 63 on Friday, and Jimmy Walker were on nine-under 131 after 36 holes.

They were also among 10 players who never teed off at Baltusrol, a group that also included top-ranked defending champion Jason Day of Australia, who is two adrift.

Play is scheduled to resume at 7 a.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday with 49 of 86 players who made the cut yet to complete their third rounds.

On Sunday, players will stay in the same pairings as in round three with the final round set to start at 8:40 a.m. and the leaders in the last groups set to play 36 holes and finish about 45 minutes before sunset if weather allows.

Thunderstorms are forecast into Monday morning at the 7,28-yard layout with rains to be heavy at times. That also could strain drainage at an already saturated course that endured three inches of rain in the previous five days.

American Kevin Kisner had the clubhouse lead on five-under 205 through 54 holes.