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His tee shot was so for right on the par 5 that he had to drop in pine straw — but not before he cleaned up a spot for him to take his relief from a cart path. It didn’t do him any good. Spieth pulled his shot and went into more pine straw 111 yards away from the pin. He tried to play that one over a bunker and onto the green, but it hit a branch and dropped into — you guessed it — more pine straw.
His fourth shot came up short of the green, and he chipped up and made the putt for bogey.
Spieth was 11 shots behind Kevin Kisner when play was suspended by storms.
Play has been suspended at the PGA Championship because of approaching bad weather.
It has been raining here off and on throughout the day at Quail Hollow Club, but the tournament officials sounded the horn at 4:43 with lightning in the area.
It comes just as Hideki Matsuyama was making a run up the leaderboard at the PGA Championship.
Fresh off a final round 61 that earned him a victory last week at the Bridgestone Invitational, Matsuyama has found his groove again and is 5 under par through 14 holes on the day. He is two shots back of leader Kevin Kisner.
Steve Stricker was 11 shots out of the lead and feeling the heat. He had not missed a cut in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine, and at 5 over for the tournament, he was outside the cut line at Quail Hollow.
The 50-year-old Stricker responded with his best shots of the day. He hit 3-wood onto the green at the par-4 14th to 18 feet. On the next hole, he hit another 3-wood to 20 feet on the par-5 15th. Stricker can’t remember the last time he had eagle putts on successive holes. He missed them both, but the birdies sent him to a 70 and he made the cut.
Stricker now has gone eight consecutive years without missing a cut in a major.
There was a brief shower and overcast skies at the PGA Championship.
Rain began falling at Quail Hollow Club during the afternoon of the second round. Showers have been in the forecast all week in Charlotte, though the first round was completed in dry conditions.
Tournament officials posted signs warning fans of the threat of severe weather at about 2:30 p.m. and heavier…