The course was already soaked with 6½ inches of rain over the past week, although sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday helped to dry things out a bit.
In one of the most anticipated Masters ever — with the resurgence of Tiger Woods as the top-ranked player in the game — the question as Woods gets started on Thursday morning at 10.45 a.m. is whether he can sustain his fine play.
Despite a plethora of fine play the first two days from the Americans, the Europeans tore Medinah’s heart out.
Rory McIlroy won the 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island on Sunday.
Europe reclaimed the Ryder Cup, winning a thriller that went down to the final singles match Monday.
Bolstered by the sight of blue on every leaderboard, they won five matches and halved the last one when Francesco Molinari knocked in a 3-foot birdie putt and celebrated with his brother, Edoardo. That stretched their lead to 9 1/2-6 1/2.