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Opening Round of PGA Championship Suspended

By Russ Owens

(WAOW) - Day one of the P-G-A Championship is in the books even though round one isn't quite completed.

Newsline 9's Russ Owens recaps Thursday at Whistling Straits, a day that began with heavy fog and ended early due to darkness.

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First round play is suspended here at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, not all golfers getting their first rounds in today, that includes Wisconsin's own Steve Stricker. But he actually does get through 13 holes today, birdieing his last, putting him just three shots off the pace.

"Hit some good putts, misread a few, made some good par saves which kept the round going, " says Stricker. "I made a good one at the end for birdie, didn't have a bogey on the day, so overall, pretty good. You know, just gotta make a quick turnaround here, get some rest and get back at it."

Tiger Woods also right there at one-under par along with Steve Stricker, just three shots back.

Says Woods, "I thought I could've shot something in the 60's but left a few shots out there. But I did make a nice birdie on nine and finished under par for the day."

Madison native Jerry Kelly shoots a 75, thats 3-over par and even though he's several shots back, he's still pretty pumped up to be playing in a major in his home state.

"You know I had forgotten how great this place was," says Kelly. "It was blowing 40-50 miles per hour winds the last time I was here, I mean this place is fantastic."

Bubba Watson is one of the guys at the top of leaderboard at four-under, but he says he was more concerned about just getting off the course than anything else.

Says Watson, "There's only two bathrooms out there for pros, so when you're drinking all the water to stay hydrated and everything, the last five holes, I just wanted to finish so I could go to the bathroom really quick. Less strokes, the easier it is I guess, maybe I'll try that tomorrow."

Now play will resume bright and early on Friday at 7am central time.

Online reporter: Sean Giggy


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