Luke Donald, who looked to be heading for a second missed cut in the majors this year at lunchtime yesterday, was back in action at the USPGA Championship this morning – and off to a good start in his third round.
Donald had to wait several hours before discovering that his six over par halfway total was just good enough to survive.
It was still windy on his return to Kiawah Island, but nothing like as blustery as the previous day and Donald’s short-game skills served him well.
After pushing his opening drive onto the sandy waste he went over the green, but chipped to six feet and made it, then splashed out of more sand to 10 feet at the long second and birdied.
There was still an awful long way for him to go, however, to have even an outside chance of climbing into contention.
On five over he was in a tie for 61st, with the lead held on four under by Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson.