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Rain delay halts play at PGA, 2nd round continues Saturday

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest from the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits (all times local):
   7:01 p.m.
   The storm passed, but some damage was done at Whistling Straits.
   Play has been suspended for the day. The scoreboard at the main entrance to the course has been blown down. Flags along some of the grandstands have been torn off their posts. A security guard said some pane-glass windows were blown out alongside a lakeside pavilion.
   Course officials expect everything to be ready by the time play is scheduled to resume, at 7 a.m. Saturday.
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   5:55 p.m.
   A strong storm hit Whistling Straits on Friday afternoon, suspending the second round of the PGA Championship for the day with Australians Jason Day and Matt Jones tied for the lead at 9-under par.
   The round was scheduled to resume at 7 a.m. Saturday.
   Justin Rose was a shot back with one hole left.
   The clubhouse leader was David Lingmerth, who shot a 2-under 70 earlier in the day to head into the weekend at 7-under 137.
   Others at 7 under and still on the course when the storm hit were Harris English and Tony Finau.
   Jordan Spieth shot 67 and was 6 under for the tournament.
   Tiger Woods was at 4 over with five holes to play. The projected cut was 2 over.
   5:52 p.m.
   Message from John Daly: He cares.
   After knocking three straight shots into Lake Michigan on the seventh hole today, Daly sent his 6-iron in next -- which turned out to be a terrific souvenir for a boy in a boat near the shore at Whistling Straits.
   Daly made a 10 on the hole, en route to a 10-over 82.
   Speaking in the parking lot after his round, Daly said he figures he'll get fined and called the club throw more of a reflex than anything. But, he said, when you throw a club, it shows you care.
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   5:28 p.m.
   Play has been suspended at the PGA Championship, with a heavy thunderstorm moving into the area.
   Co-leader Jason Day had just hit his approach into the 15th green when the horn sounded. He's tied with fellow Australian Matt Jones at 9 under.
   Justin Rose is a shot behind.
   David Lingmerth is at 7 under after closing his second round at 2-under 70.
   First-round leader Dustin Johnson has made three bogeys on the back nine to fall four shots behind.
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   5:27 p.m.
   The projected cut line has moved one shot higher, to 2-over par.
   That means there's still hope for the group currently at 3 over and still on the course: Ryan Palmer, Carl Pettersson and Morgan Hoffman.
   Tiger Woods is another shot behind them.
   The PGA Championship brings back the top 70 players, plus ties, for the weekend.
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   5:10 p.m.
   Jason Day and Matt Jones raced onrushing storm clouds by rolling to 9 under at the PGA Championship.
   Day, the Australian who nearly won the British Open before grabbing the Canadian Open, strung together three straight birdies on the back nine at Whistling Straits, the last one coming via a 10-foot birdie putt from  the edge of the 13th green.
   Jones, also from Australia, built his momentum at the start of his round, tearing off birdies at his first three holes of the day. Both went up to the top of the scoreboard even as "Storm Warning" signs appeared alongside their names.
   4:38 p.m.
   With some fairly sizable storm clouds heading toward Whistling Straits, the "Storm Warning" signs have gone up on the scoreboards at the PGA Championship.
   The players are still on the course.
   Aussie Matt Jones is in the lead. He just made the turn at 8 under and is up by one shot over Dustin Johnson, David Lingmerth, Russell Henley and Justin Rose.
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   4:20 p.m.
   Tiger Woods has spent some time in bunkers today -- none of it very fun.
   He went bunker to bunker on the fourth hole, en route to a double bogey.
   Then, on No. 8, with the ball tucked just in front of the back lip, he was lucky to get it out of the sand and into the heavy rough. He saved a bogey there.
   He made the turn at 1 over for the day and 4 over for the tournament. The projected cut is currently 1 over.
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   4 p.m.
   Russell Henley has joined the group of leaders at 7 under at the PGA Championship.
   Dustin Johnson was there briefly, after a birdie on No. 7, but gave it back after driving into a bunker on No. 8 and scrambling for a bogey.
   Others on the course at 7 under were Jason Day and Matt Jones.
   They are tied with David Lingmerth, who is in the clubhouse after shooting 2-under 70.
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   3:25 p.m.
   Australians are finding their way to the top of the leaderboard at the PGA Championship.
   Jason Day rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 6 to improve to 3 under for the day and 7 under for the tournament.
   That puts him in a tie for the lead with another from Down Under, Matt Jones, who is also 3 under early in his round.
   They're even with Sweden's David Lingmerth, who shot 2-under 70 and is in the clubhouse with the lead.
   Low scores populated the leaderboard earlier, including Hiroshi Iwata's major-record-tying 63.
   Unable to take advantage so far is Day 1 leader Dustin Johnson, who has opened with six straight pars and remains 6 under.
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   3:07 p.m.
   Tiger Woods got off to an encouraging start in the second round of the PGA. Just as quickly, he gave all the ground back.
   Woods made two birdies to briefly get to 1 over -- the current projected cut line -- but ended up hitting out of one bunker and into another on the fourth hole en route to a double bogey.
   He's at 3 over. If he doesn't make the cut, his 2015 season will be finished.
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   2:34 p.m.
   A Perfect 10.
   John Daly recorded a 10 on the par-3 seventh hole today at the PGA Championship. And, as always, he made some memories along the way.
   After dunking three balls into Lake Michigan, Daly decided his golf club needed to take a swim, too, so he hurled it into the water.
   One lucky young man was riding in a boat nearby. The driver steered the boat up to where the club landed so the boy could fish it out.
   Quite a souvenir.
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   2:06 p.m.
   He's not scoring all that well, but Phil Mickelson (even par through two rounds) isn't too down about it. Mickelson is taking the quick way to the fairway at Whistling Straits -- by sliding down a hill.
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