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Rory McIlroy won the 2012 PGA Tournament with ease, finishing eight strokes ahead of David Lynn.
Rory McIlroy shot a 6-under, 66 on Sunday to pull away from the field and capture the 2012 PGA Championship. The win was McIlroy's second win at a major championship and broke Jack Nichlaus' record for margin of victory at the PGA Championship.
McIlroy won the tournament by eight strokes over second place David Lynn. McIlroy's combined scores over Saturday and Sunday was 11-under par. Sunday's round featured no bogeys for McIlroy which didn't give the rest of the field an opportunity to make a run.
Lynn finished alone in second place at 5-under while a group of golfers including defending champ Keegan Bradley and Carl Pettersson finished tied for third at 4-under. Tiger Woods shot even par on his final round and finished at 2-under and tied for 11th.
Rory McIlroy continues to pull away at the 2012 PGA Championship and now has a six stroke lead over a pair of golfers at 11-under for the championship.
McIlroy is 4-under during his final round and has been mistake free through 13 holes. He leads Carl Pettersson and Ian Poulter who are both 5-under and six shots back. Poulter got off to a really fast start on the front nine of his final round but three straight bogeys on the back took him out of the equation.
Pettersson has had an interesting round in that he was able to hold things together after being assessed a two stroke penalty early in his final round.
Although it got off to a bit of a late start, the final round of the 2012 PGA Championship is in full swing and thus far Rory McIlroy has maintained his three stroke lead.
McIlroy began the final round at 7-under par, he's now moved to 9-under par through six holes in his final round. His strong play has been needed as Ian Poulter has made a big charge, moving into second place at 6-under thanks to a 5-under front nine on Sunday.
Tiger Woods has jumped two spots to a tie for fourth place at 4-under. Woods is 2-under through his first seven holes in the final round. In all, 10 players are within six stokes of the lead as McIlroy and the other leaders approach the turn.
After inclement weather delayed the third round of the 2012 PGA Championship to Sunday, players are back on the course for the final round. Rory McIlroy is still in the lead at 7-under, three strokes ahead of the nearest competitor.
While McIlroy and the other leaders won't tee off until later in the afternoon, nearly half of the field has begun the fourth round. Paul Lawrie and Ben Curtis currently have the low rounds of the day at 2-under. The fourth round did not get off to a kind start for Alex Noren. He's 5-over for the day through just two holes, including a quadrouple bogey on his opening hole.
Austin's Rich Beem is currently in a tie for 42nd place at 5-over. He is 1-over through three holes in the final round.
Here are a few notable tee times for the leaders (all times Eastern):
1:45 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Carl Pettersson, Bo Van Pelt
1:34 p.m.: Trevor Immelman, Adam Scott, Steve Stricker
1:23 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods
Third round action at the PGA Championship is wrapping up with only a few golfers left out on the course. Rory McIlroy continues to lead the tournament at 7-under par. Carl Pettersson is in second place at 5-under.
When play was suspended Vijah Singh was tied for the lead but he has saw his round come apart on Sunday morning. Singh is now 2-over par for his third round and has fallen all the way back to 2-under for the tournament.
Tiger Woods is another golfer that has reversed his fortunes since the stoppage. Woods was four over on the front nine of his third round but two birdies on the back nine has him tied with singh at 2-under for the tournament and five shots back of McIlroy.
The third round of the PGA Championship was suspended due to rain heading into the area. There will be a lot of players needing to make up a lot of golf, especially the final group of Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh. Both Woods and Singh only managed to get through seven holes on Saturday, so they will have to make up their final 11 holes at 6:45 a.m. CT and the final round getting underway at 10:30 a.m. CT.
Woods stumbled during his third round by having three bogeys through his seven holes, and that slip up dropped him from first place to a tie for 11th. As for Singh, he is shooting 2-under par through seven holes. Singh is tied for the lead with Rory McIlory who is currently 4-under par through nine holes, and the two golfers are 6-under par for the tournament.
The tee times and pairings were delayed on Saturday morning because we were still waiting on Joost Luiten to finish the final hole from the second day of action.
Even though play has begun on Saturday, SB Nation Houston still has tee times and pairings for the late arrivals. Check it out right here:
|8:50 a.m.: David Toms, John Huh|
|9 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Dustin Johnson|
|9:10 a.m.: Luke Donald, Chez Reavie|
|9:20 a.m.: Seung-Yul Noh, Sang Moon Bae|
|9:30 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Louis Oosthuizen|
|9:40 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke|
|9:50 a.m.: J.J. Henry, Ken Duke|
|10 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Thorbjorn Olesen|
|10:10 a.m.: Bill Haas, Brendon de Jonge|
|10:20 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Toru Taniguchi|
|10:30 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Justin Rose|
|10:40 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Rich Beem|
|10:50 a.m.: Matt Every, Jimmy Walker|
|11:10 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Cameron Tringale|
|11:20 a.m.: John Senden, Robert Garrigus|
|11:30 a.m.: Y.E. Yang, Alexander Noren|
|11:40 a.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els|
|11:50 a.m.: George McNeill, David Lynn|
|12 p.m.: Gary Woodland, Geoff Ogilvy|
|12:10 p.m.: Ryo Ishikawa, Ben Curtis|
|12:20 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Greg Chalmers|
|12:30 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Marc Leishman|
|12:40 p.m.: Bo Van Pelt, Padraig Harrington|
|12:50 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim|
|1 p.m.: Keegan Bradley, Fredrik Jacobson|
|1:10 p.m.: Martin Laird, John Daly|
|1:30 p.m.: Marcel Siem, Pat Perez|
|1:40 p.m.: Francesco Molinari, Zach Johnson|
|1:50 p.m.: Joost Luiten, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano|
|2 p.m.: Peter Hanson, Tim Clark|
|2:10 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell|
|2:20 p.m.: Blake Adams, Trevor Immelman|
|2:30 p.m.: Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott|
|2:40 p.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Rory McIlroy|
|2:50 p.m.: Carl Pettersson, Ian Poulter|
3 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods
Visit PGA.com for a full look at the leaderboard.
After the second round of the 2012 PGA Championship there is a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard with some big names. Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson are all tied for first place at 4-under par.
Of those three, Singh made the biggest jump by shooting a 3-under par round of 69. His front nine was excellent by connecting on three birdies on the first, third and seventh holes. The back nine is where Singh got a little shaky by bogeying the 10th and 14th holes, but he birdied the 13th and 16th holes.
Woods moved up to be in a tie for first by shooting a 1-under 71, and in his second round he started off hot by birding his second and fourth holes to have a 1-under par through the first nine. During his final nine holes Woods shot an even par which included a birdie on No. 12 and a bogey on No. 18.
As for Pettersson. he had a rough day and the worse than Woods and Singh by shooting a 2-over par. His round starting well by birding the first two holes, but he had a rough stretch between hole Nos. 6 through 12 where he bogeyed five of those seven holes. If not for a strong first round, Pettersson would not be in contention.
For the full leaderboard, check out Golf.com.
The top of the PGA leaderboard has come out strong on Thursday, with 18 players currently under par and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands in first place at -6.
However, former Texas golfer Matt Dobyns hasn't been so lucky, as he finished the day in a tie for last place at +9. Dobyns, now a golf pro in the New York area, wasn't expected to be competitive in South Carolina, but he'll get one more chance to play with the top golfers in the world on Friday.
Tiger Woods, meanwhile, has kept himself in striking position on round 1, sitting at -2 through 15 holes.
Chris Stroud, a former Lamar golfer who is playing in his first PGA in his career, has a +1 through 12 holes, a score which has him in position to make the cut after Round 2.
Anders Hansen of Denmark, who golfed at the University of Houston, is set to tee off at noon.
The first round of the 2012 PGA Championship in South Carolina will get underway on Thursday. The best golfers in the world will be battling it out to see who will capture to top prize in the final major PGA Tour event of the year. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Bubba Watson and a host of others will be in the running for the prestigious title. Woods will be trying to win his first major since 2008, yet he will open the tournament as the odds-on favorite to win.
On the first day, Woods will be in a grouping with Martin Kaymer and Keegan Bradley, speaking to just how star-studded this tournament will be.
Here are the full tee times and groupings for Thursday's opening round of play. All times are Eastern.
The following players will begin on the first tee:
7:20 a.m.: Kelly Mitchum, D.A. Points, Marcel Siem
7:30 a.m.: John Senden, Ken Duke, Michael Frye
7:40 a.m.: Greg Chalmers, Spencer Levin, Michael Thompson
7:50 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Robert Garrigus, Charley Hoffman
8 a.m.: Lucas Glover, Ben Curtis, Trevor Immelman
8:10 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Jeev Milkha Singh, Johnson Wagner
8:20 a.m.: Shaun Micheel, David Toms, John Daly
8:30 a.m.: Bernd Wiesberger, Ryan Palmer, Robert Karlsson
8:40 a.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Cameron Tringale, Ryan Moore
8:50 a.m.: Tommy Gainey, Jason Day, Carl Pettersson
9 a.m.: Mike Small, Brian Davis, John Huh
9:10 a.m.: Sean O'Hair, Brian Cairns, Seung-Yul Noh
9:20 a.m.: Ben Crane, Marty Jertson, Thongchai Jaidee
12:30 p.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, George McNeill, Frank Bensel
12:40 p.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Danny Balin, Hiroyuki Fujita
12:50 p.m.: John Rollins, Kyle Stanley, Francesco Molinari
1 p.m.: Charl Schwartzel, Rickie Fowler, Nicolas Colsaerts
1:10 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia
1:20 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els
1:30 p.m.: Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson
1:40 p.m.: Padraig Harrington, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
1:50 p.m.: Scott Piercy, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar
2 p.m.: Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Nick Watney
2:10 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Simon Dyson, Scott Verplank
2:20 p.m.: Mitch Lowe, Jeff Overton, Blake Adams
2:30 p.m.: Bridgestone Invitational winner, Paul Scaletta, Robert Allenby
The following players will tee off from the 10th tee:
7:20 a.m.: Matteo Manassero, Charles Howell III, Mark Brown
7:30 a.m.: Pat Perez, Corey Prugh, Martin Laird
7:40 a.m.: Toru Taniguchi, Rory Sabbatini, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
7:50 a.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Branden Grace, Matt Dobyns
8 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Ryo Ishikawa, Gary Woodland
8:10 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jim Furyk
8:20 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Paul Casey, Geoff Ogilvy
8:30 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods
8:40 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Steve Stricker
8:50 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Bill Haas, Angel Cabrera
9 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Peter Hanson, Tim Clark
9:10 a.m.: Jeff Coston, Bud Cauley, Robert Rock
9:20 a.m.: Joost Luiten, Alan Morin, Thomas Aiken
12:30 p.m.: Bryce Molder, Matt Every, Bob Sowards
12:40 p.m.: Sang Moon Bae, Darrell Kestner, David Lynn
12:50 p.m.: Marcus Fraser, Jamie Donaldson, Doug Wade
1 p.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Anders Hansen, Aaron Baddeley
1:10 p.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Fredrik Jacobson, Jimmy Walker
1:20 p.m.: Miguel Angel Jimenez, K.T. Kim, Bo Van Pelt
1:30 p.m.: Y.E. Yang, Rich Beem, Vijay Singh
1:40 p.m.: Charlie Wi, Pablo Larrazabal, Chez Reavie
1:50 p.m.: Retief Goosen, Mark Brooks, Roger Chapman
2 p.m.: Alexander Noren, Mark Wilson, George Coetzee
2:10 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Ted Potter, Jr., Brian Gaffney
2:20 p.m.: Michael Hoey, Kevin Na, Rod Perr
2:30 p.m.: Brendan Jones, Bill Murchison, Reno-Tahoe winner
Tiger Woods will be trying to win his first major since 2008 at the 2012 PGA Championship in South Carolina. The first round of play begins on Thursday and there are plenty of ways to watch and keep track of the leaders.
You will be able to stream par-3 holes and cover marquee pairings live online at PGA.com. Turner is also releasing an official PGA Championship mobile app, which will feature live streaming video and live leaderboard updates.
If you want to go the conventional television route, the event will air live on TNT on Thursday and Friday from 1-7 p.m. ET. You can watch early coverage on TNT from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, after which coverage will switch to CBS from 2-7 p.m. ET.
For lots more information, you can visit the official PGA Championship website.
In what could be a taste of long and wet weekend, Tuesday practice rounds for the 2012 PGA Championship were cut short by a downpour of rain.
With the tournament being held on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, located alongside the Atlantic Ocean, wind and rain could be as tough an opponent as any of the world's top golfers this weekend:
A mixture of rain, thunderstorms, lightning and gusts up to 30 mph (48.28 kph) have been forecast for the year's final major which starts on Thursday with conditions expected to ease for Sunday's final round.
As a result, there will almost certainly be suspensions of play throughout the weekend. That will put a premium on the ability to quickly find your swing again after walking off the course, as players able to be comfortable without a set routine could have a huge advantage.
Tiger Woods has not won a major PGA Tour event since 2008. He has struggled to maintain consistent play and although he has won three tournaments in 2012, those are his only three wins in the past three years. Regardless, Woods will enter the 2012 PGA Championship as the odds-on favorite to win.
The Championship will begin on Thursday and is Woods' last chance to win a major in 2012. He will need to perform much better than he has in the previous three major tournaments this year. Close behind Woods in the odds to win is Rory McIlroy, who has also had a multitude of struggles in 2012. Both golfers are always a threat to win, of course, which is part of the reason why they remain a favorite of the oddsmakers.
Here are the current odds to win it all at the 2012 PGA Championship:
Tiger Woods 8/1
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Luke Donald 18/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Adam Scott 28/1
Jason Dufner 28/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Louis Oosthuizen 33/1
Steve Stricker 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Graeme McDowell 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
The 94th PGA Championship gets underway at Kiawah Island in South Carolina later this week.
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