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Friday weather could spell trouble for Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and leaders

August 13, 2015

HAVEN, Wis. -- Lake Michigan giveth, Lake Michigan taketh.

The 2015 PGA Championship's Round 1 leader board is littered with players that teed off in the early-Thursday wave. Not only were the conditions pristine -- low winds, small amount of dew holding the greens -- but the wind started whipping after lunch. This caused scores to skyrocket, creating a schism between the morning and afternoon groups.

That is set to change on Friday.

Judging by forecasts, Whistling Straits will be hit with rain Thursday night, with a mix of showers on Friday morning before thunderstorms roll in Friday afternoon. It's the type of weather that could facilitate low rounds in the morning -- players could take aim at pins like it's a pitch-n-putt -- with wind wreaking havoc as the day progresses.