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PGA Championship 2012: Rainout Pushes Round 3 Finish To Early Sunday Morning

The final round of the 2012 PGA Championship is still expected to begin around noon (11:44 a.m. ET) on Sunday from the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, but only after a number of top contenders wrap up their third rounds due to Saturday's ill-timed rainstorm.

In addition to switching to three-man groups for the conclusion of both rounds on Sunday, the PGA has also opted to send players off both the first and tenth tees in order to fit roughly 27 holes of golf in before the weekend wraps up. Although Rory McIlory and Vijay Singh currently lead the tournament at 6-under par, as many as 17 other players lie within just six strokes and could easily make a run.

The third round is scheduled to begin at 7:45 a.m. ET, with television coverage on TNT running from 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. before switching to CBS from 2:00 p.m. to the conclusion of the tournament. Although much of the leaderboard will be forced to play at least a few holes before their third round concludes, two players, Bo Van Pelt and Steve Stricker, sit in intriguing positions at 3-under and 2-under respectively. Both men carded 5-under rounds of 67 on Saturday before the weather halted play, and should benefit from watching their peers toil away on the course in the morning.

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