Padraig Harrington jumps up leaderboard as weather curse strikes

• Even a Tuesday finish cannot be discounted with storms in the area
• Some 37 players had completed their third round out of 86-man field

Let’s call it the curse of Baltusrol. Or perhaps the Baltusrol blues. The US PGA Championship could be destined for a Monday finish upon its return to the New Jersey venue at which Phil Mickelson triumphed in 2005. Eleven years ago, the Wanamaker Trophy was handed over on Monday because of weather delays.

So here we are once again. The ominous scent of familiarity arose as play was halted at quarter past two local time with lightning in the vicinity. At 6pm, confirmation arrived that round three would not resume, or at least was not scheduled to resume, until 7am on Sunday.

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