SUGAR GROVE, Ill.-- The last three morning matches are closing in on five and a half hours on the course, and there's a decent possibility they may all go to 18. Meanwhile, the first match of the afternoon has already finished hole number 2 after teeing of at 1:45 CDT (Americans Inkster and Creamer bogeyed the first two holes to go 2-down to Euros Janice Moodie and Sophie Gustafson).Â
Even if match no. 10, which is currently on 18 with the Americans leading 1-up, finished right this minute, there will still be a full hour between the first and second groups off in the afternoon (all players are entitled to at least a 30-minute break in between the morning and afternoon sessions). And since Suzann Pettersen and Kristy McPherson are slated to go out second in foursomes, and their groups are still only on 17, it's possible the gap will be even bigger. The final foursomes match may not go out before 3:30 p.m. local time.
The singing crowds on the first tee will have no voices left by then.