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Summary

  1. Friday's play ended because of electrical storms in St Louis area
  2. 78 players unable to finish second rounds
  3. Round two clubhouse leader: -10 G Woodland (F)
  4. Selected: -9 K Kisner (F); -8 B Koepka (F); -7 D Johnson (F), C Schwartzel (F), T Pieters (F), R Fowler (10)
  5. -5 F Molinari (F), J Rahm (F); -4 J Rose (F); -3 M Wallace (F), J Spieth (F), T Woods (7)
  6. Round two resumes from 13:00 BST on Saturday

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By Alex Bysouth and Jonathan Jurejko

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  1. Until tomorrow...

    And that means time to wrap things up for us.

    We'll be back to guide you through Saturday's play, by the end of which we'll hopefully be a little closer to knowing who'll win the final major of the year...

  2. Leaderboard

    And here is how it stands heading into Saturday's play...

    -10 G Woodland (F*)

    -9 K Kisner (F*)

    -8 B Koepka (F*)

    -7 D Johnson (F*), C Schwartzel (F), T Pieters (F*) R Fowler (10)

    Selected others

    -5 F Molinari (F*), J Rahm (F*)

    -4 J Rose (F*), S Lowry (10*) J Day (8)

    -3 J Spieth (F*), T Woods (7)

    -2 J Thomas (7)

    Level R McIlroy (7)

    * denotes started on 10th

  3. Post update

    A few pointers for tomorrow...

    Some 78 players yet to complete their second rounds, that's half the field, with play resuming at 7am local time - 13:00 BST.

    The third round will start 30 minutes after the second round finishes.

    Round three will also feature three-balls off both the first and 10th tee.

  4. Spieth 'needs something really special'

    J Spieth -3 (F)

    Spieth

    Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth fired a bogey-free four-under par 66, but admits he needs "something really special" to stand a chance.

    The American is seven strokes adrift of top spot.

    "I need something really special," said Spieth. "My expectations are lower than they are when I'm in form and I'm okay with that. It's just a process and I've got to be patient with it getting back.

    "Today was really a lot of progress. I wasn't sure going into the first tee. I thought that anything could happen today, but it was a really solid round."

  5. Woodland takes lead into Saturday

    Well then, an unfortunate end to day two - and an early start on Saturday for the half of the field who have yet to complete their rounds.

    Gary Woodland won't mind, he's sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard at 10 under par after a battle with playing partner Kevin Kisner, who sits one stroke further back.

    And it was a pretty fruitful morning for many of the early birds.

    Brooks Koepka shot a record-equaling 63 to move to eight under, as did Charl Schwartzel to move to within three shots of the lead alongside world number one Dustin Johnson.

    Rickie Fowler was the only afternoon starter to really threaten the leaders, sitting at seven under par with eight holes still to play.

  6. Thunderbolts and lightning

    Karen Stupples

    Former Women’s British Open champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    This is where the lightning is happening right now...

    Map of lightning in St Louis area
  7. Woodland leads at 10 under

    G Woodland -10 (F*)

    Leader Gary Woodland is enjoying the benefits of having a major close to his home, back in the clubhouse before the storm at 10 under par.

    "For me being this close to home, I have a tonne of friends and family out here," he said.

    "It's funny, it's nice, good banter between the Kansas and Missouri fans. There's a lot of energy out there and it's positive energy.

    "It's fun to come here."

    Gary Woodland
  8. An announcement in 20 minutes

    We are hearing there will be an announcement around 22:30 BST about a possible resumption in play.

    Nobody will want to have to come back early on Saturday to finish off round two before piling into round three.

  9. 'Biggest key finding the fairway'

    D Johnson -7 (F*)

    World number one Dustin Johnson carded a 66 earlier, despite enduring the bizarre distraction of an errant golf ball interrupting his swing on the third hole - if he'd taken note of Phil Mickelson's dad-dancing, ball-dodging promo video he might've avoided it.

    "Right in the middle of my back-swing a golf ball came off the 11th," said the American.

    "I didn't know what it was and landed right behind me. Luckily I was right at the bottom of my back-swing and I went on to make a birdie.

    "The biggest key for me is finding the fairway. I've just got to be hitting out of there because this rough is deep which makes it hard to control the ball and get it on the green.

    "I'm playing well with my irons and if I get it on the fairway I can attack the course."

  10. 'Hot start' for Kisner

    K Kisner -9 (F*)

    Kevin Kisner was understandably pleased earlier after shooting a 64 to move one off the clubhouse lead.

    The 34-year-old American had a 29 on the first nine after starting on the 10th.

    "I got off to a hot start, the putter cooled off on the front, but all in all it was a good day.

    "I'm really excited how I'm striking it, I hit every ball where I wanted to apart from the last one on the ninth.

    "I'm giving myself a lot of looks."

    Kevin Kisner
  11. Leaderboard

    -10 G Woodland (F*)

    -9 K Kisner (F*)

    -8 B Koepka (F*)

    -7 D Johnson (F*), C Schwartzel (F), T Pieters (F*) R Fowler (10)

    Selected others

    -5 F Molinari (F*), J Rahm (F*)

    -4 J Rose (F*), S Lowry (10*) J Day (8)

    -3 J Spieth (F*), T Woods (7)

    -2 J Thomas (7)

    Level R McIlroy (7)

    * denotes started on 10th

  12. Willett hovering around cut mark

    Willett +1 (9)

    Just before play was suspended, Danny Willett bogeyed the ninth.

    The 2016 Masters champion had started the day on three over par but three birdies in his opening eight holes had given him a decent chance of sticking around for the weekend.

    However, at one over, the Englishman is hovering the wrong side of the cut mark and will need at least one birdie when play resumes.