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Players race to finish rain-delayed PGA Championship before dark

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE/AP) - In a tight finish to win the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla, rain delays earlier Sunday look to suspend play at dark, leading to a possible Monday finish.

The last group teed off after 4 p.m. and were completing the 11th hole after 7 p.m.

As of 7:30 p.m. Henrick Stenson, Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson shared the lead at 15 under par.

Stenson had completed the 13th hole, while Fowler and Mickelson had played through 12.

Playing through 11 holes, Rory McIlroy was one stroke back at 14 under par through 11 holes.

Heavy rain brought another round of player complaints about not being allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls in soggy conditions.

Play was halted for 1 hour, 51 minutes Sunday in the final round at Valhalla Golf Club after an inch of rain fell in about 45 minutes, creating temporary ponds and streams that had workers scrambling to squeegee water from fairways and greens. Showers also forced an hour-long delay Friday morning in the second round.

In both instances, tournament officials decided not to allow players to use preferred lies, except when a ball came to rest in standing water. That didn't sit well with some players, who struggled after play resumed.

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