Thursday, August 12, 2010

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MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times BST; Wisconsin is 6 hours behind)

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By Mark Mitchener

1346: Of the later starters, Europe's Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie was originally due out at 1835 BST, the same time as England's Chris Wood, who is soon followed by Ross Fisher. Northern Ireland's interest will rise a little later when Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell all tee off within half an hour of each other. McDowell's group also includes the other two major winners this year, Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen. Then we've got England's Oliver Wilson and Justin Rose along with Ireland's Shane Lowry - while the last three Englishmen out on the course will be Ross McGowan, Simon Dyson and Simon Khan. Their technical tee-off time is 2015 BST, although we expect that to be a fair bit later because of this fog delay.

1340: As we're still talking amongst ourselves (as it were) while we wait for the fog to lift, I'll run through the other British and Irish names to watch out for. After Messrs Gallacher and Laird early on, Luke Donald will be the first Englishman on the course. (Technically he should be teeing off right now, but the fog has rendered the tee-off times largely academic). Then, we've got Paul Casey, who'll be starting at the 10th tee, as will Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who plays in the same threeball as John Daly and Davis Love III. After Brian Davis, Rhys Davies from Wales starts at the same time as Ian Poulter (though from different tees). David Horsey and Danny Willett are two less familiar Englishmen towards the end of the first half of the field.

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1330: What can I tell you about Whistling Straits? It last hosted the USPGA in 2004 when Vijay Singh triumphed - it's already listed to host the USPGA again in 2015, as well as the 2020 Ryder Cup. The course sits next to Lake Michigan, lending some similarity to a British or Irish links course, with eight holes hugging the shoreline. And there are enough dangerous bunkers to keep you awake with dread.

1325: The practice range at Whistling Straits is remaining open for players to keep themselves in tune, even if they may not know when they're teeing off. But there's already speculation that any lengthy delay could mean we may struggle to complete the first round before nightfall, and a nifty little website informs us that the sun should set in Wisconsin at around 2000 local time (that'll be 0200 BST tomorrow morning). Get the cocoa in.

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1312: More on the fog. With overcast conditions expected for the rest of the day, the first starters (US trio Bo Van Pelt, Scott Hebert and Vaughn Taylor) are not likely to tee off any time soon. "Once the fog has lifted and it is clear to play, the first starting time will be 30 minutes following that time," an official has been quoted as saying by the Reuters news agency.

Bad light stops play
1308: And here's the news you've been waiting for... thick fog has delayed the start. I haven't got a "thick fog" graphic, so I've purloined the "bad light" one I use on cricket.

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1255: A quick scan of the tee-off times shows that our earliest British interest will come from Scotland's Stephen Gallacher, who's off at 1310 BST, with his compatriot Martin Laird heading out 20 minutes later. If you haven't already, you can read Martin's latest blog about how he's been preparing for the USPGA - while also on the BBC website, golf correspondent Iain Carter has previewed the event, while our man Ben Dirs has had a chat with young British hope Ross Fisher. Do have a read.

1245: Afternoon, everyone - and welcome to the fourth and final major of the golfing year, as a field of 156 bids to join Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen in the 2010 major winners' club. The first players are out at 1300 BST (a potentially chilly 0700 local time), with two threeballs starting at the first and 10th holes respectively.

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