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BALTUSROL BITS (SATURDAY – MOVING DAY EDITION): WEATHER | TOP THREE PRIZE BREAKDOWN | NO GO FOR PGA PROS

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Good Morning on Moving Day at the 98th PGA Championship at famed Baltusrol Golf Course in my hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.

MOVING DAY WEATHER: Partly cloudy early with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon, high 83, winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph, chance of rain: 50%, UV Index 7 of 10, sunset: 8:14 p.m. (info provided by Weather.com).

TOP THREE PRIZE PAYOUTS: 1st-$1,800,000; 2nd-$1,080,000, 3rd-$680,000.

FIRST BIRDIE OF DAY: Roberto Castro birdies the par-4 second hole.

LEADERS TEE TIME: Robert Streb and Jimmy Walker will be the last duo out at 2:55 p.m. ET (pending weather).

CLUB 63: Robert Streb’s 7-under 63 on Friday matched the Major and PGA Championship record for a single round. This was the 14th time that a 63 was registered in PGA Championship annals, the first since Hiroshi Iwata in 2015 at Whistling Straits. Streb becomes the 28th individual to record a 63, which has now been posted 30 times in major championship golf. Streb’s effort today was the third of its kind this season, as Henrik Stenson (final round, Open Championship) and Phil Mickelson (first round, Open Championship) made their marks earlier this month at Royal Troon. This is the second time in history that a trio of 63s have been recorded in the same calendar year. This first occurred in 1993, as Nick Faldo (Open Championship), Payne Stewart (Open Championship) and Vijay Singh (PGA Championship) joined the club. (Courtesy PGA of America)

PATRICK REED ROCKIN TOWARDS RIO: Just two weeks after recording his best finish in a Major, Patrick Reed posted the lowest major-championship round of his short career, a 65, that placed him in a tie for sixth place. Reed’s previous best was 66 in first round of the 2016 Open Championship. He is in search of his first win in 18 months, or since the 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

LUCKY SEVEN: Led by Jason Day (-7), seven PGA Champions made the cut and will see the weekend at Baltusrol: Martin Kaymer (-5), Keegan Bradley (+1), Rich Beem (+1), Phil Mickelson (+1), Padraig Harrington (+1) and Jason Dufner (+2).

NO GO: None of the 20 PGA Club Professionals in the field made the cut.

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