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2012 PGA Championship: Joost Luiten Holds Up Start Of Third Round

A strange situation developed at the end of the second round of the 2012 PGA Championship on Friday when Joost Luiten opted not to play the 18th hole due to darkness. Luiten was within his rights to do so because technically play had been suspended but both of Luiten's playing partners finished their round while he opted out.

This creates a strange situation for tournament officials who are unable to release tee-times or pairings for Saturday's third round. So Luiten will have to return to the course on Saturday, play one hole and then PGA officials will release the tee times.

Luiten shot near the top of the leaderboard on Thursday but was 5-over par by the time he got to 18 on Friday. He was also well below the cut line so it wasn't like playing 18 was going to be a crucial hole for Luiten.

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