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The heavily waterlogged ninth hole during today's downpour at Valhalla

US PGA Championship 2014: Colin Montgomerie vents fury at failure to speed up field

Rain forced play to stop for more than two hours

Muhammad Ali goes down in the 15th round against Joe Frazier during their epic encounter in 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York, often now dubbed the fight of the century
Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the 11th hole

US PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIroy in 'the best place to be' going in to final day

Northern Irishman ends round on 13 under par, but Bernd Wiesberger, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day are close behind
Was Woods' return to golf after back surgery in April premature?

US PGA Championship 2014: Ryder Cup hope fading for Tiger Woods

The time has come for someone to say no to Tiger Woods, if only to save him from himself. We are about to discover if Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson is that man. Paul Azinger, the only American skipper to have won golf's game of thrones this century, and without Tiger to boot, came out as a beacon of reason when he said yesterday that Woods was unselectable.

US PGA Championship 2014: Tiger Woods fails to make cut after suffering with back condition

On a day when the withdrawal count hit five it was a triumph of sorts that Tiger Woods took his leave of the PGA Championship via the cut, only the fourth he has missed in majors as a pro and his fifth in total.

Rory McIlroy overcomes difficult conditions at Valhalla to keep on track for more major success at the US PGA

US PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy - 'It wasn't pretty but neither was the weather'

Your leader in the clubhouse, Rory McIlroy, has become the refrain of summer.

Rory McIlroy pictured on the fifth tee during his second round at the US PGA Championship

US PGA Championship 2014: McIlroy shows full mettle by battling through the storm

World No 1 overcomes difficult conditions at Valhalla to keep on track for more major success at the US PGA

Rory McIlroy
Tiger Woods reacts to a poor chip on the first hole

US PGA Championship 2014: It wasn’t very good. I hit lots of bad shots, says Tiger Woods of his opening round

Under par after two rounds and he is right in the ball game was the optimistic gloss applied by Tiger Woods to a three-over-par 74 today. If only he played like he spins bad news. Woods is nowhere near this game, he’s in denial.  

Lee Westwood, right, celebrates completing his round of 65

US PGA Championship 2014: Lee Westwood soars back to former heights as Tiger Woods is grounded

Briton rediscovers tee-to-green magic with a 65 but Tiger stuck on three over

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