PGA Championship: Five Things We Learned on Saturday
Saturday at the PGA Championship was a dreary one. Only 37 players finished their third round, leaving more than half the field to finish round 3 Sunday.
Despite much of the day being a washout, plenty happened at Baltusrol during the morning and early afternoon. Here are five things we learned at the PGA Championship Saturday.
Baltusrol Was Very Gettable
The course played easy for many early Saturday, as birdies were out there to be had all over the course. Francesco Molinari rattled off six consecutive birdies to finish his round at 68, while Padraig Harrington and Kevin Kisner each shot 65 for the low rounds of the day.
Record Breaking Weekend?
The course being gettable, then trounced with rainfall makes for a fun chase at a major record round of 62. Robert Streb shot to the top of the leaderboard Friday with a 63, and that came with a bogey on his card. Phil Mickelson thinks we might see a 62, even a 61, sometime this weekend, for better or for worse.
Bummer weather is changing Baltusrol so much.. Such a great major championship venue. Hate when Mother Nature gets in the way! Go away rain!— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) July 30, 2016
Keep Monday Open
The constant rain Saturday and impending Sunday forecast will likely call for a Monday finish at Baltusrol. Unfortunately, the forecast for Monday doesn't look good, either. The third round will continue Sunday at 7 a.m. ET, and the final round will kick off not much later at 8:40 a.m. Follow the GOLF.com leaderboard to track every player's progress.
18 Was Easy…Until It Wasn't
The 18th hole at Baltusrol, the second of two par-5s, had a very interesting day. Thirteen of the first 22 players to play the hole made birdie and another one made eagle, while just one bogey was made.
However, of the next 15 players to finish 18, only one made birdie and two bogeys were made. Did something change out there mid-day?
Don't Cross Ted Scott
The silence of Bubba Watson's swing was interrupted on the 12th hole and his caddie sure didn't like it. Scott and Watson scoffed at the group of fans nearby, and Scott even went so far as to tell the perpetrators to "Go back and watch in your grandma's basement." Check out the video below.