By Drew Olson Special to Published Aug 14, 2010 at 11:01 AM Photography: David Bernacchi

HAVEN, Wis. -- Welcome to Saturday Scorecard, your official pre-game notes for the PGA Championship / Packers doubleheader. It's a busy day (so busy that we gave Larry King the day off), so let's get busy.

THE FOG LIFTS: The first two rounds of the PGA Championship were delayed a combined six hours due to fog, with nearly half the field left on the course as darkness fell. That means that some competitors will be forced to play up to 30 holes today, a draining test of mettle.

When the second round ends, officials will make the cut, adjust the pins and -- after about 45 minutes -- send the players back out for Round 3. They'll be at split tees (some going off No. 1 and some off No. 10) and playing in threesomes, but that should set the stage for a "normal" final round on Sunday, with twosomes all going off the first tee.

There is no fog and not a lot of wind at the beautiful course today, which should allow players to make their way around quickly and to score well. The heat and humidity could make fatigue a factor for some players, particularly older guys like Vijay Singh and Ernie Els.

It's going to be incredible theater.

TIGER TRACKS: Tiger Woods, last seen lipping an agonizingly close birdie putt on Friday, worked with swing coach Sean Foley again on Saturday morning and will need to get some momentum going if he wants to be a factor in the final two rounds.

Woods seems to have recovered from his nightmarish tournament last weekend in Ohio, but still is struggling to hit fairways and make putts.

Ditto for Steve Stricker, whose round on Friday was torpedoed by a double-bogey on the 17th hole.

BY THE WAY... Matt Kuchar was the story of the second round. It's been a decade since Kuchar burst onto the scene as a smiling amateur at the 1998 Masters, but he's been quiet since then.

"I still find myself feeling almost like a rookie," he said after shooting a 69 on Friday to take the lead at 8-under-par 136. "I still feel like I'm the kid from '97 winning the U.S. Amateur and playing in the Masters in '98. It feels like that is just a blink of an eye ago.

"It's hard to believe that I have a wife and two kids and kind of a whole different life and perspective on life now. But still, I feel like a very, very young 32."

Kuchar hit 82 percent of the fairways off the tee (23 of 28 driving holes) and has averaged just 26 putts per round.

DALY DEPARTS: John Daly pulled out of the tournament after informing PGA officials that he had a shoulder injury. If you're headed to Lambeau Field tonight, look for a guy in a very loud pair of pants.

TALKING HEAD TALK: The gentlemen from the Golf Channel and TNT had some interesting comments about the tournament. Among them:

Peter Kostis on the damp playing conditions during the second round: "Clearly evident are the soft conditions of the greens. Players are able to take dead aim at very difficult hole locations and rely on the ball hitting, sitting and staying in place. It looks like a links (course), smells like a links but it doesn't play like a links. If this golf course got fiery and fast and you had to bounce the ball around...boy, would it be fun."

Ian Baker-Finch on the ups-and-downs of playing at Whistling Straits: "This golf course can giveth and it can also taketh away. You've got a little stretch in the middle of the round where you can make some birdies and there are some down-wind holes. But then you've got that brute of a finish coming up at the end and pars are hard to make."

David Feherty on the difficulty of the final two holes at Whistling Straits: "The finish of this golf course (holes 17 and 18)...what a vision of loveliness and brutality at the same time."

PACKERS PREVIEW: To call it a "meaningless exhibition game" would be redundant, but there will be some interesting things to watch when the Packers face lowly Cleveland tonight at Lambeau Field.

We'll be keeping an eye on...

Rookie safety Morgan Burnett's development at safety and the way he reacts to plays and communicates with teammates. Burnett is going to be a starter on opening day, so he'll need to learn quickly.

Brian Bulaga's play at both left tackle and left guard.

The punting battle, because there is more pressure on Tim Masthay and Chris Bryan than just about anyone else. In addition to punting, they'll need to do a good job holding for Mason Crosby, who also would like to have a solid night.

Backup quarterback Matt Flynn has struggled in camp, but these games will give him a shot at extended playing time. When evaluating Flynn, we have to remember that Aaron Rodgers looked overmatched during his first few seasons, too.

HE SAID, HE SAID: There was an interesting back and forth this week between Packers Hall of Famer Mark Chmura and the man playing his former position, third-year tight end Jermichael Finley.

Speaking on "The Miller Lite Football Show with Mark Chmura," the former player ripped Finley for talking about the Super Bowl in a televised interview following the Family Night scrimmage.

"(Finley) is a great player, but he is a moron," said Chmura, who went on to offer some advice to the third-year tight end.

"First thing I'd do, I'd say, ‘Shut your mouth. Shut up. Shut up. You're dumb,' " Chmura said on the air. "You're a heck of a player but ... be quiet!"

The comments were picked up by and found their way back to Finley.

"Obviously he's got some hate for me and I don't know why," Finley told reporters this week. "I ain't done nothing to him. I think I'm a good guy. I thought he was. I looked over his little accident he had so what can get worse than that?"

Chmura was acquitted in a sexual assault trial close to 10 years ago.

His show airs from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, and you can expect co-host Craig Karmazin to ask Chmura -- never shy about expressing his opinion -- to respond.

MAKING A NEW PITCH: Officials at UWM are thrilled with the notion of the new surface at Engelmann Field, home of the Panthers soccer teams. The renovation will push a few early games off-campus, but women's coach Mike Moynihan, who helped spearhead a three-year campaign to fund it, is confident that the result will be worth the wait. The surface is FIFA Two-Star Field, with the new Polytan playing surface the first of its kind in North America.

NOTEBOOK: Former Milwaukee Panthers standout Traci Edwards has signed to play professionally for Canti Riva Basket of National League A in Switzerland. Edwards played in Bulgaria last year... Officials expect more than 500 club and collegiate rowers to compete in the 10th annual Milwaukee River Challenge, which begins Sept. 18 on the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers. Spectators are encouraged to view the race from the Harley-Davidson Museum grounds, Pere Marquette Park or race headquarters at Schlitz Park where race commentary and results will be broadcast.

Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.