Well, with the green light given for the start of play (for 1.50 pm), let's take a look at the chances for the top contenders to win the second major of the season…
Scotty Scheffler – 13/2
Jon Rahm – 7/1
Rory McIlroy – 11/1
Xander Schoeffel – 14/1
Patrick Cantlay – 16/1
Tony Finau – 16/1
Brooks Koepka – 18/1
Jason Day – 22/1
Justin Thomas – 25/1
Dustin Johnson – 25/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick – 25/1
Victor Hovland – 28/1
This was defending champion Justin Thomas practicing yesterday – his choice of headwear this morning is a chilling harbinger of things to come…
warm up time
The first players will start practicing from now.
The practice putting green opens in about 10 minutes.
Starts at 1.50pm BST
direct evidence of unseasonal frost
These are probably selling well in the official shop
Frost declaration put back until 12.30am BST
Frosty visuals keep players and fans waiting
word from the organizers
frost delays the start of the game
The start of play has been delayed by the aforementioned frost covering the course at Oak Hill.
The action was scheduled to begin at 12 noon BST (7am local time) but the tournament officials are now set to provide the next update very soon.
welcome to the second major of the year
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2023 US PGA Championship, which is being contested on the famous East Course at Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York State.
Leading contenders for a second big win of the season and the huge Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday are world No. 1 Jon Rahm, who won the Masters in April, world No. 2 Scottie Scheffler, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who is looking for that elusive fifth have been Major, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schaafele and the leading ‘LIV rebels' included Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka – who tied for second at Augusta.
Last year's winner Justin Thomas returned from a come-from-behind victory at Southern Hills when he beat Will Zaltoris in a play-off after a last-hole collapse by overnight leader Mito Pereira, who found the water on the final tee with a costly double bogey. his way to
It will also be a chance to see how European and American Ryder Cup hopefuls are shaping up under the glare of major headlines ahead of the next edition of the biennial dust-up, which begins at Marco Simone on 30 September. Club near Rome. Captains Luke Donald and Zach Johnson will certainly be keeping a close eye on their potential selections.
There will be no Tiger Woods, who continues to recover from ankle surgery, and there will be less wood in general, following a major felling of trees at Oak Hill as part of a course redevelopment that saw the construction of a new hole. is – The Para-Three fifth, titled “Little Poison”.
Today's weather forecast is for a bright sunny day with a top temperature of 18 degrees, top winds of 9 mph, but then overnight temperatures drop to around freezing, with frost expected to start the game There is delay.
The game was due to start shortly after 1pm with the first ‘big-name' groups.
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