Mickelson, also on the 14th, drove up the middle of the fairway (yes, that is not a typo, the fairway). What fun if the rain delay allowed Mickelson to find his way again. “Come on, Phil,” is starting to be heard all around the course. It sounds as if even people who can’t see Phil are shouting for him.
Mickelson gave himself about a 12-foot birdie putt on the short par-four hole to get under par for the first time in the round. He made the putt to go one-under. At the same hole, Scott took the outright lead, making a six-footer to go to six under, one ahead of Furyk.
Play resumes after weather delay | 3:48 p.m.
At 3:36 p.m. Pacific time, the horn sounds again and play resumes at the PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson is on the tee at No. 11.
Rory McIlroy birdies the 12th after the rain to get to two-under par.
Mickelson gets birdie at the 11th, making about a 15-foot putt, to go with his birdie at No. 9 before the rain, and now he’s just one-over.
And never mind about German Martin Kaymer. He just holed out on the par-five No. 13 for an eagle and is at three under and tied for fifth, two shots out of the lead of the event he won in 2010.
Australia's Jason Day, who was third at the Masters in Augusta last spring and second at the U.S. Open at Merion at the U.S. Open last month, is also tied for fifth, two shots out of the lead. Day is through 15.
Bad weather halts the first round | 1:34 p.m.
The first round has been delayed because of weather, with all players on course headed back to the clubhouse. Jim Furyk (finished) and Adam Scott (through 10) tied for the lead at five-under. Before the delay:
Phil Mickelson finished with a bit of oomph with a birdie on the ninth hole, though he was still two over par. And he hit the fairway on the 10th with his drive but settled for par.
Rory McIlroy made a mess of 10 and 11, starting the back nine bogey-bogey and his face was a road map of disappointment. So was his scorecard so far. He was tied for 17th at one-under after those bogeys.
Through 12 Miguel Angel Jimenez had seven birdies, two pars, a bogey and a double-bogey. The pony-tailed Spaniard was tied for third, a shot behind Furyk and Scott.
Justin Rose was three-under through 10, playing with Mickelson and Scott.Adam Scott charges to the top (1 p.m. update)
Jim Furyk has company atop the leaderboard, with Adam Scott joining him. However, Furyk is done for the day, while Scott is heading to the back nine after streak of five straight birdies. Canada’s David Hearn is still a shot behind them.
Phil Mickelson hits first fairway but missed a 15-foot birdie putt just to the right. That’s progress for him today. He stays at three-over, tied for 113th.
Scott Piercy, who started at 10, birdied holes 1, 2 and 3 and moves into a tie for fourth with Robert Garrigus, Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott, Marcus Fraser, Lee Westwood, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Kohki Idoki among many others.
Rory McIlroy birdied the ninth hole with a confident 12-footer that left him at three-under, two behind Furyk.