PONTE VEDRA BEACH - The start of the first round of The PLAYERS Championship was delayed one hour due to rain, thunderstorms and dangerous conditions. Play began at 7:45 a.m. (ET but was suspended at 11am (ET) Thursday due to continued dangerous weather in the area. Play resumed at 3:14pm (ET) after four hours, 14 minutes.
Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Hoge share the first round lead after shooting six under (66) while four players carded five under (67) in the rain soaked conditions.
Play was delayed this morning and then suspended at 11:15am (ET).
First Round Leaderboard
Tommy Fleetwood 66 (-6)
Tom Hoge 66 (-6)
Kramer Hickok 67 (-5)
Joaquin Niemann 67 (-5)
Keith Mitchell 67 (-5)
Anirban Lahiri 67 (-5)
Full Leaderboard (link)
Preview | The PLAYERS Championship
COURSE: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach - Florida
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,256 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $20,000,000/$3,600,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Justin Thomas
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: Second round of The PLAYERS Championship TV coverage suspended. Tee times are now TBA - Check Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is scheduled for 12:30pm to 2:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 2:30 to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage from TPC Sawgrass will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups - Times TBD. Weekend streaming on ESPN+ from 6:45am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage today, weather permitting at TPC Sawgrass from 11:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). Saturday and Sunday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch/Stream The PLAYERS: (ESPNCom)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The PLAYERS Championship Tee Times are delayed due to weather.
Weather: Today’s forecast thunderstorms with temperature 68-degrees with high humidity and a 99% chance of rain. Wind 3-7 mph. Saturday forecast is for more rain and temperatures dipping to the 50s. Sunday will be mostly sunny but 50-degrees
PGA Tour Brunch will post by 10:00am (ET) on Saturday.
Next Week: The Valspar Championship
The PLAYERS Championship - The Field and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
Ryan Brehm (in) / Hayden Buckley (out)
Bryson DeChambeau (out) / Hayden Buckley (in)
Kevin Na (out; expecting third child) / Taylor Moore (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
The PLAYERS Championship play suspended (PGATourCom)
Fleetwood, Hoge Lead PLAYERS (PGATourCom)
Matsuyama WDs (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 11, 1984 - Tom Kite shot a final round -7 under (65) and birdied four of the last six holes to beat Jack Nicklaus by two shots to win the Doral-Eastern Open in Miami.. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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