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Second round suspended, will re-start Saturday

Second round suspended, will re-start Saturday

A wild day at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, was cut short by inclement weather.

The second round of the Players Championship has been suspended at 4:27 p.m. ET the skies darkened over the golf course. Play is set to continue Saturday morning at 7 a.m. ET. Golf Channel and Peacock will have live TV and streaming coverage, respectively, of the resumption of the second round. Golf Central’s Live from the Players will come on after the second round. Live third round coverage will start at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

PGA Tour rules official told Mark Dusbabek told Golf Channel that they’re estimating it will take about three hours to complete the second round. Tournament officials are confident the event will end Sunday.

The weekend forecast calls for temperatures in the low-70s on Saturday and near 80 on Sunday, with little chance of rain.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa and Adam Svensson of Canada are tied for the lead at 8 under when play resumes at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday.

Collin Morikawa is 6 under and two back while Scottie Scheffler is 5 under. The world No. 2 will have a 17-foot eagle putt on the par-5 11th when play resumes.

The projected cut line is at 2 over at the time of the suspension. The list of notable golfers in jeopardy of missing the cut include Shane Lowry (2 over), Justin Thomas (2 over), Tony Finau (2 over), Matt Fitzpatrick (3 over), Tom Kim (3 over), Kurt Kitayama (5 over) and Rory McIlroy (6 over).

Players chief referee Gary Young said the expectation is that the 71 players who need to return to complete their second rounds will be finished shortly after 10 a.m. The most holes a group has left are Aaron Baddeley, David Lingmerth and Ben Martin with 11.

After the cut is made (the line is currently 2 over) and the field will be sent out in threesomes, off Nos. 1 and 10, beginning around 10:40 a.m. ET.

Because of prolonged weather delays, the 2022 Players had a Monday finish.

The current forecast calls for the system coming out of the west to clear Friday night, with sunny conditions expected on Saturday and Sunday.

Garry Smits of the Florida Times-Union contributed to this article.


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