Wednesday 22 October 2014

Heavy rain suspends final round at Valhalla

Published 10/08/2014 | 18:24

Chris Stroud putts in the rain on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club.
Chris Stroud putts in the rain on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club.

Heavy rain forced play to be suspended in the final round of the US PGA Championship on Sunday, raising the prospect of a Monday finish at Valhalla.

With the course already saturated, a torrential downpour saw play suspended at 12:53pm local time, more than two hours before the final pair of Rory McIlroy and Bernd Wiesberger were due to tee off.

Any significant loss of time would make it difficult to complete play before darkness.

Open champion McIlroy held a one-shot lead over Wiesberger as he looked to win his second major in four weeks - the fourth of his career - and a third win in succession.

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