KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — In the first round at the PGA Championship, rain from earlier in the week softened the course, allowing unexpected low numbers.
Friday will be a different case.
After heavy overnight storms – which included loud-and-booming thunder and plenty of precipitation – the course is soggy again, but this time with puddles.
It’s already 79 degrees at the Ocean Course, with mild winds of 6 mph. For the players teeing off in the morning, they face a slight chance of thunderstorms and winds gusting up to 13 mph, according to weather.com.
But the afternoon pairings won’t be as lucky, with thunderstorm likelihood jumping to 60 percent after 2 p.m., with temperatures hovering near 90 degrees and winds from the south-southwest at 15 mph.
Key names that will play in those afternoon groups: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Carl Pettersson and Keegan Bradley.
This could very well be a long cut day, one that could potentially stretch into Saturday morning if forecasters are accurate.