Tour Championship 2019 : Weather was the story in Atlanta during the third round of the Tour Championship Saturday. Play was suspended for the day just after 4 p.m. local time because of lightning in the area. Per PGA Tour analyst Ron Mintz, the third round will resume Sunday at 8 a.m. ET.
Justin Thomas had regained the lead when play was suspended. Marc Leishman, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Lucas Glover were the only players who completed their rounds.
Due to a lightning strike that injured six fans on Saturday at East Lake, Tour Championship play was suspended for the day. The third round will resume Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. ET. Tour Championship tee times for the final round will be determined once the third round is complete Sunday morning. When they are released they will be reproduced below.
Whatever your opinion is about the new FedEx Cup Playoffs and Tour Championship format, there’s no disputing that it produced a star-studded final round on Sunday. Three major stars will be battling it out at the top of the leaderboard for the $15 million grand prize.
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A weather delay began at 4:17 p.m. due to storms in the Atlanta area after only two groups had finished play. Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka, the final group to tee off Saturday, had finished five holes. At 4:45 p.m. there was lightning struck a tree near the 15th green and 16th tee. The debris from the strike injured four fans, sending them and two others to Atlanta-area hospitals.
The PGA Tour suspended play and announced it would resume the third round Sunday at 8 a.m.
Koepka slipped with bogeys on the first hole and third holes to hand the lead to Justin Thomas. Thomas, even par through three holes, leads at 12 under and sits one stroke ahead of Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele.
On Friday, Koepka made a short birdie putt on the 18th hole to take the lead at 13 under to lead Thomas and McIlroy by one shot entering the third round.
Schauffele, who made par on his first three holes, slid down the leaderboard Friday with three bogeys, but an eagle on the last hole gave him a 1-under 69.