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Play suspended at PGA Championship

Clouds gather over Whistling Straits golf course in Haven, Aug. 14, 2015, during the PGA Championship. Weather warning signs were posted at the course. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

From heat and humidity to high winds and lightning, weather took turn at Friday’s PGA Championship in Sheboygan County.

In the early afternoon of this year’s PGA Championship, golf fans were just trying to keep cool.

“The stands are very hot so we got water out there to try and stay cool and came here to seek shade and get cooled down so we can go back out for the afternoon,” said John Van Dyck.

Sunny skies turned gray around 5 p.m.

A half hour later, the official Twitter account for the PGA Championship tweeted play was suspended because of severe weather and asked golf fans to find a safe place before the storm.

FOX 11 was live from the course giving you the latest information.

During that time David Rainaud tried to find shelter from the storm.

“All of the sudden, down the cart path this sandstorm and wind swept the chain out of my hand and we immediately ran back toward the tent and they let us in. It was one of the scariest things I had ever experienced,” Rainaud said.

He says he wasn’t sure if the tent was going to stay up.

“The tent was creaking, the windows that they had on the sides were bowing out,” Rainaud said.

Andrew Hamm recorded video of on his cell phone outside the Championship Shop.

“A bunch of people started running and the wind started picking up. I started getting hit in the face with sand,” said Hamm.

High winds and rain pelted our news camera as lightning struck in the distance.

After the storm, the PGA leaderboard toppled over leaving behind cracked and broken wood.

Despite the storms and damage, the PGA Championship 57 players will complete the second round Saturday morning at 7.




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