The Loop

For once, play begins on time Saturday morning

August 14, 2010

HAVEN, Wis. -- Mostly clear skies greeted golfers when they arrived at Whistling Straits Saturday morning, a welcome change from two days of fog that knocked the schedule out of whack in this PGA Championship.


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If the weather cooperates, this tournament could get back on schedule by this afternoon, although it would likely require a two-tee start to the third round.

The most pressing question is whether Tiger Woods will be there for it. After an uneven start to his second round, with a handful of remarkable par saves eventually leading to a bogey at the par-3 seventh, Woods -- who practiced again Saturday morning with swing instructor Sean Foley -- managed to get back under par with a birdie on the par-4 10th hole. The projected cut is at one over.

One of Woods' playing partners, meanwhile, has worked his way back from an ugly start and into contention. Vijay Singh, who won the first PGA here in 2004, is five under on his round and at four under over all after an eagle at the par-4 sixth, followed by two more birdies.

Another former major champion, Jim Furyk, is four under on his round and at six under, is two shots behind leader Matt Kuchar.

-- Sam Weinman