KIAWAH ISLAND – The third round of the PGA Championship was suspended at 6:33 p.m. today because of a heavy thunderstorm, with play scheduled to resume Sunday at the Ocean Course.
Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh are tied for the lead at 6-under-par, with McIlroy through nine holes and Singh through seven. Tiger Woods, who began the day tied for the lead, bogeyed three of four holes to drop to 1-under, tied for 11th.
Play was halted at 4:50 p.m., followed by a heavy downpour and then the decision to suspend the third round. The round will resume at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, with the fourth round set to begin at 11:44 a.m., with players grouped in threesomes. The final group will tee off at 1:45 p.m.
Adam Scott got through nine holes and stands at 5-under, good for third place.
Among players who completed their rounds, Bo Van Pelt, Steve Stricker and Jimmy Walker all carded scores of 5-under 67. David Lynn shot a 68 and Padraig Harrington a 69.
Woods is aiming for his 15th major title; only Jack Nicklaus has won more majors (18).
Singh, 49, seeks to become the oldest player to win a major. Julius Boros at 48 won the 1968 PGA. McIlroy is after his second major title.
Joost Luiten this morning finished his Friday round with a birdie on the 18th hole. Late Friday night, former Clemson golfer Michael Hoey was disqualified. Hoey on Friday didn't report a two-stroke penalty he was assessed for inadvertently failing to re-create a sandy lie on the eighth hole.
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Tiger Woods on the practice green prior to teeing off for the third round of the PGA Championship Saturday at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. (Tyrone Walker/Staff)×
Traffic crawls along Betsy Kerrison Parkway on Johns Island Sauturday morning as the PGA Championship is being played at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. (Wade Spees/Staff)×
Tiger Woods watches his drive from the seventh tee during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky×
Carl Pettersson, of Sweden, watches his drive from the seventh tee during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)×
Vijay Singh hits out of sand during Friday's second round of the PGA Championship on the Ocean Course. (Mic Smith/Special to The Post and Courier)×