The Latest: Round 2 of PGA in the rain at Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):
Jimmy Walker shot a bogey-free, 3-under-par 67 Sunday to win the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, becoming the fourth first-time major champion this year.
Walker, who was in the lead after every round, finished at 14-under 266, one shot ahead of defending champion Jason Day who closed with a 67 that included an eagle 3 on No 18.
Daniel Summerhays was third at 10 under after a 66 while there was a three-way tie for fourth at 9 under.
There were 10 golfers, including Walker and Day, who played 36 holes Sunday after the third round was suspended Saturday after heavy rains saturated the course.
Walker joins Danny Willett (Masters), Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open) and Henrik Stenson (British Open) as first-time major champions. The last time that happened was 2011.
Walker gave no indication of playing major championship golf this year, finishing tied for 29th at the Masters and missing the cut at both Opens.
Day was trying to join Tiger Woods as the only golfers to successfully defend the PGA title since it went to stroke play in 1958.
Jimmy Walker, who has been in the lead of the PGA Championship after each of the first three rounds, followed a front nine of all pars with birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 to take a two-shot lead over defending champion Jason Day.
Walker's birdies put him at 13 under for the tournament. He and nine others had to play their entire third round Sunday morning after heavy rains forced a suspension of play on Saturday.
British Open champion Henrik Stenson was at 10 under while Daniel Summerhays, second-round co-leader Robert Streb and Branden Grace, who shot a final-round 67, were tied at 9 under.
The leaders made the turn in the final round of the PGA Championship and Jimmy Walker was still in front.
The leader or co-leader after each of the first three rounds, Walker made nine pars on the front nine and was at 11-under for the tournament. British Open champion Henrik Stenson and defending champion Jason Day were one stroke back. Branden Grace, who shot a final-round 67, was fourth and the leader in the clubhouse.
The three players in front played their entire third round in the morning as the tournament played catch up after heavy rains forced a suspension of the third round on Saturday.
The leaders of the PGA Championship are on the course for the fourth round.
Jimmy Walker, who led or was tied for the lead after each of the first three rounds, and Robert Streb teed off at 3:16 p.m.
They, and eight others, including defending champion Jason Day, will play 36 holes Sunday as long as there are no more rain delays on a Baltusrol Golf Club that was already saturated. Forecasts called for more rain Sunday but the PGA of America remained optimistic the tournament would end Sunday.
Day, who is one shot behind, is looking to join Tiger Woods as the only repeat champion since stroke play began in 1958. Walker, meanwhile, is trying to become the fourth first-time major champion this year.
Branden Grace, Williams McGirt, Brooks Koepka and British Open champion Henrik Stenson were all at 9 under when the leaders teed off. Streb was at 7 under.
The third round of the rain-delayed PGA Championship is finally over and second-round co-leader Jimmy Walker held a one-shot lead over defending champion Jason Day.
British Open champion Henrik Stenson and Brooks Koepka were another shot back.
Walker shot a 2-under 68 for an 11-under 199 total after three soggy trips around Baltusrol Golf Club. Day had a no-bogey 67 to keep alive his chance of joining Tiger Woods as the only players to defend the PGA title since it went to stroke play in 1958.
The third round was suspended Saturday by heavy rains and 47 players had to complete that round Sunday morning with 10 golfers playing a full 18 holes.
The fourth round began at 8:40 a.m. and there will be no re-pairings because of that. The final pairing of second-round co-leaders Walker and Robert Streb, who was at 7 under, was scheduled to tee off at 3:16 p.m.
Jason Day, looking to join Tiger Woods as the only players to defend their PGA Championship title, moved into the lead after nine holes of the third round at Baltusrol Golf Club.
Day birdied Nos. 6 and 9 in a 2-under 34 on the front nine that put him at 9 under, two strokes ahead of second-round co-leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb, British Open champion Henrik Stenson, Emiliano Grillo and William McGirt. Day won last year at Whistling Straits.
With heavy rain having forced the suspension of play in the third round Saturday, the last five pairings will be looking at playing 36 holes Sunday to complete the tournament on time.
The third and fourth rounds of the PGA Championship were going on simultaneously at Baltusrol Golf Club.
Heavy rains forced the third round to be suspended Saturday with 10 golfers not ever having started their rounds.
Play resumed for 47 golfers at 7 a.m. Sunday. Play in the fourth round began at 8:40 a.m. - when second-round co-leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb were playing their sixth hole of the third round. Walker and Streb were scheduled to begin their final rounds at 3:16 p.m.
Officials were hopeful that with no further weather delays, the tournament could be completed on time.
The fourth round of the PGA Championship will be played with the lift, clean and place rule in effect.
Following heavy rains Saturday afternoon that suspended the round with 10 players not even teeing off, another .6 inches of rain fell at the Baltusrol Golf Club overnight. The forecast is calling for more rain Sunday, forcing the PGA of America to use the preferred lies in an effort to complete the tournament on time.
The players, when their ball lies on a closely mown area ''through the green,'' may mark the ball, clean it and replace it within one club length no nearer the hole or in a hazard.
It is extremely rare for this rule to be enacted in a major championship.
About 17 hours after they were scheduled to tee off, co-leaders Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb started their third round of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
After heavy rain suspended play for the day on Saturday, 10 players returned Sunday morning to start their rounds while 37 others finished theirs, including Marc Leishman who came back for a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 18 only to leave it short for a par that gave him a 3-under 67.
Walker and Streb started the third round at 9 under par, two strokes ahead of defending champion Jason Day and Emiliano Grillo.
The PGA of America was hoping to complete the tournament Sunday but the local weather forecast called for a better than 50 percent chance of rain during the day.
The last time the PGA was held at Baltusrol, it had a rain delayed Monday finish with Phil Mickelson winning the title.