PGA Championship 2016: Sunday TV Schedule, Tee Times, Live Stream, Predictions

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2016

Jimmy Walker chips to the 15th green during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Mike Groll/Associated Press

The players in contention for the PGA Championship will be out to make up time on Sunday, as the third round of the tournament was disrupted by inclement weather.

Indeed, the top 10 players were unable to get their round underway on Saturday, as electrical storms engulfed the course in Baltusrol, New Jersey. It means Robert Streb and Jimmy Walker are still top of the leaderboard at nine under, with Jason Day and Emiliano Grillo two shots back.

It also means we’re set for a busy day of action on Sunday in the race for the final major championship of the year, and with more thunderstorms forecast for Day 4, a Monday finish is a possibility as well. Here’s a look at how the leaderboard is shaping up, the times players are set to get started and how matters are set to pan out on a potentially dramatic day.

This is how the leaderboard is currently shaping up at Baltusrol:

These are the tee times for Sunday’s play, per the Associated Press via ESPN.com:

2016 PGA Championship Tee Times, Pairings: Sunday July 31
Time (ET)GolferGolfer
8:40 a.m.Matt JonesRoberto Castro
8:49 a.m.Ernie ElsRafa Cabrera-Bello
8:58 a.m.Freddie JacobsonJason Kokrak
9:07 a.m.Joost LuitenPatton Kizzire
9:16 a.m.Justin RoseCharl Schwartzel
9:25 a.m.Kiradech AphibarnratThongchai Jaidee
9:34 a.m.Matthew FitzpatrickJason Dufner
9:43 a.m.Ryan PalmerBilly Horschel
9:52 a.m.Phil MickelsonColt Knost
10:01 a.m.Justin ThomasKeegan Bradley
10:10 a.m.Danny WillettPadraig Harrington
10:19 a.m.Jim FurykThomas Pieters
10:28 a.m.Rich BeemFrancesco Molinari
10:37 a.m.James HahnBill Haas
10:46 a.m.Aaron BaddeleyKevin Kisner
10:55 a.m.Brian StuardDaniel Berger
11:04 a.m.Kyle ReifersBradley Dredge
11:13 a.m.Bubba WatsonCameron Tringale
11:22 a.m.Marc LeishmanRussell Knox
11:31 a.m.Jhonattan VegasRussell Henley
11:40 a.m.George CoetzeeRoss Fisher
11:49 a.m.Vaughn TaylorKevin Na
11:58 a.m.Lee WestwoodSoren Kjeldsen
12:07 p.m.Marcus FraserBrandt Snedeker
12:16 p.m.Young-han SongTyrrell Hatton
12:25 p.m.Steve StrickerDanny Lee
12:34 p.m.Andy SullivanAndrew Johnston
12:43 p.m.Paul CaseyScott Hend
12:52 p.m.David LingmerthBranden Grace
1:01 p.m.Jon CurranK.J. Choi
1:10 p.m.Louis OosthuizenRyan Moore
1:19 p.m.Alex NorenWebb Simpson
1:28 p.m.Hideto TaniharaJohn Senden
1:37 p.m.Adam ScottGregory Bourdy
1:46 p.m.Zach JohnsonBilly Hurley III
1:55 p.m.William McGirtDaniel Summerhays
2:04 p.m.Yuta IkedaJordan Spieth
2:13 p.m.Rickie FowlerJamie Donaldson
2:22 p.m.Hideki MatsuyamaHarris English
2:31 p.m.Patrick ReedBrooks Koepka
2:40 p.m.Henrik StensonMartin Kaymer
2:49 p.m.Emiliano GrilloJason Day
2:58 p.m.Jimmy WalkerRobert Streb

TV Info: CBS (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (UK)

Live Stream: CBS All Access (U.S. only), Sky Go (UK only)

Players Set to Battle Elements on Sunday

When difficult conditions interrupt a major championship, it can be tough to get a grip on just how the format has been altered. Kenny Haigh from the PGA of America spoke about how things could pan out on Sunday, per GOLFonCBS:


PGA of America’s Kerry Haigh explains plans for Sunday at #PGAChamp https://t.co/bMoWUL9VZt

The last time this tournament was held at this venue, Phil Mickelson was able to grab a victory after poor weather punctured the weekend’s play. And that kind of late finish could certainly transpire again.

The aforementioned star managed to complete his third round on Saturday and is one-under par for the tournament. Despite the weather, the American believes there’s a very low score for a player to grab at Baltusrol.

“There's a 61 or 62 out there because it's par 70, the greens are pristine—they’re rolling beautifully—and they're soft,” said the veteran, per BBC Sport. ”There’s just a lot of birdie holes.”

Mike Groll/Associated Press

Hoping to capitalise on that will be Walker and Streb, who both played beautifully on Friday. The latter, in particular, was in sparkling form to shoot 63 and thrust himself into contention. According to ESPN Stats & Info, at the halfway point, they’ve set an unprecedentedly low score:

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Jimmy Walker & Robert Streb both shot 131 thru 1st 2 rounds, tying lowest 36-hole score in PGA Championship history https://t.co/7kPNt34K2W

Looking down the leaderboard, there are some elite names in hot pursuit. Day, hoping to defend the title he won 12 months ago, was extremely impressive at times on Friday, holing some brilliant putts and firing in some excellent iron shots. At just two shots back, he’s a huge danger to the leading pair.

British Open champion Henrik Stenson, three shots off the lead, is also one to watch on Sunday, especially after his heroics to win his first major earlier this month. Per ESPN’S Jason Sobel, he admitted on Friday he’s feeling very confident following his maiden major triumph:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Henrik Stenson on whether he's walking taller after his first major win: "I'm 6'2 normally, but I feel 6'3 walking around here right now."

Weather permitting, it’s going to be an ideal day for golf fans, with plenty of play, a lot of birdies and a plethora of elite players in the hunt for the title.

Day has got the tools to grab glory.
Day has got the tools to grab glory.Seth Wenig/Associated Press

It’s in scenarios such as these when the experience of winning these competitions can be enriching. For the likes of Walker and Streb, who are seeking their first major title, they may feel a little overwhelmed by Sunday’s gargantuan schedule. Day, Stenson and Martin Kaymer—four shots back—will see it as a fine chance to make up ground.

Day certainly has the game to get this one wrapped up, and throughout the weekend, there have been signs he’s settling into a very handy groove. Weather permitting, he has the form, the focus and, crucially, the experience of getting the job done on a Sunday to secure his second major win.


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