PONTE VEDRA BEACH - The 2022 PLAYERS Championship went from rain and thunderstorms to high winds and darkness. Today, more windy conditions are in store for the best PGA Tour players in the world.
Due to dangerous weather on Saturday morning, the second round did not start until 12 Noon (ET) and then due to darkness, the second round was suspended at 6:29pm (ET) with 48 of 71 players in the first wave having completed the second round. But, 45 of 72 players in the second wave began the second round Saturday and none of them completed.
Second-round play resumed at 8:15 am (ET) this morning. Keep in mind, the USA adjusted to Daylight Savings Time overnight which will allow for extended play this evening.
Current second-round scoring average is 75.625 (71.902 in R1). There were 29 total balls hit in the water at No. 17 on Saturday (10 during completion of round one, 19 during round two).
Bubba Watson (68) and Justin Thomas (69) recorded the only bogey-free rounds among those who completed round two and of the 48 players who completed 36 holes, Watson and Thomas (T-15) sit highest on the leaderboard.
Henrik Stenson withdrew following Saturday’s suspension of play
PGA Tour officials are planning to complete play on Monday.
The last Monday finish at THE PLAYERS came in 2005, with Fred Funk as champion.
Tommy Fleetwood 66 (-6)
Tom Hoge 66 (-6)
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: The PLAYERS Championship TV coverage is being adjusted. Check Golf Channel. Schedule for today is subject to change, but original coverage was 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. Original schedule called for weekend streaming on ESPN+ from 6:45am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage today, with coverage on Sirius XM Radio scheduled 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) - Monday schedule is TBD.
The PLAYERS Championship Tee Times are being re-formulated.
Weather: Today will be mostly sunny but 44-54-degrees. Winds blowing again, 15 mph but diminishing. Monday, 64 degrees, partly cloudy and a 20% chance of rain.
PGA Tour Brunch will post by 9:00am (ET) on Monday.
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What They’re Saying:
High Winds Wreak Havoc at PLAYERS (PGATourCom)
A 43-Hour First Round (PGATourCom)
March Madness Translates to Golf, too (Golf Week/USA Today)
The 17th = World’s Largest Ball Washer (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 13, 1960 - Arnold Palmer won for the third consecutive week, winning the Pensacola Open, his 17th PGA TOUR title. The previous two Sundays, Palmer won the Texas Open and the Baton Rouge Open. He won eight events during the year, including his second Masters title and his first and only U.S. Open title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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