Graham DeLaet plays through neck pain to make third round

Graham DeLaet of Canada watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the 2014...

Graham DeLaet of Canada watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:54 PM ET

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – When disaster struck for the second time this week, Graham DeLaet figured he wasn’t going to make the cut here at the PGA Championship.

He wasn’t about to throw in the towel, though. And it’s a good thing he didn’t.

After coming into the week just hoping to get rid of a flu bug that had left him dehydrated and weak, DeLaet tweaked his neck before his second round even got started on Friday morning.

Not only did the 32-year-old make it through his round, he did it in style on a soggy Valhalla Golf Club. DeLaet started on the back nine and his 34 was the best of the early wave that had to contend with the nasty weather, and he managed to shoot a three-under par for the day.

Not bad for a guy who was playing through pain, but the Weyburn, Sask., native – who has a hockey glove as a head cover – got it done in a performance that would have made Don Cherry proud (and he kept his flashy white trousers clean, too).


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