Justin Rose will resume this morning one off the lead on eight under par in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
A ferocious storm late in the day ripped through Wisconsin forcing the suspension of play and leaving Rose, who started the day at three under par, with one hole of his second round to complete.
The lead is shared by Jason Day, who has four holes to play, and Matt Jones, who has six. Overnight leader Dustin Johnson posted three bogeys in four holes before the weather closed in, falling back to five under par.
Rose blamed himself for failing to complete his round. “I opened my big mouth to the boys playing with us. I said, ‘the end is in sight’, and 30 seconds later they blew the horn. So my name is mud all over here.
“At the time I didn't think that we wouldn’t finish. I thought that the storm would blow through maybe an hour and then go. Calling it for the day is a bit of a drag because it means we'll come out at 5:00am and play one hole and then probably, providing I play a good golf hole, play around two o'clock in the afternoon. So that's quite a big window to try to fill.
“Do I go back to sleep? Go chill? So that's going to be interesting to deal with that tomorrow. But I'm in good position.”
So, too, is Jordan Spieth, who shot a 67, including a chip-in birdie at the 18, his ninth, in perfect conditions earlier in the day to move to six under par, one off the clubhouse lead held by David Lingmerth.
Playing partner Rory McIlroy rescued a double at 18 with an eagle two holes later at the second, finishing on two under par after a second successive 71.
Tiger Woods season looks all but over. Woods stands four over par with five holes to complete. With the cut mark projected to be level par, Woods has to motor to avoid a third successive missed cut at a major championship this season.
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