Rain shortens par-4 at Nelson to 104 yards


A par-4 measuring 104 yards? Welcome to the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, where soggy conditions continue to dominate.

The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been beseiged by heavy rains in recent weeks, and the Four Seasons Resort was already on the brink of saturation before tournament play began. While the opening round was completed without a weather delay, the course received more than four inches of rain overnight, rendering a wet course simply unplayable.

The PGA Tour announced a three-hour delay to the start of the second round, then followed up with a rather unconventional course setup adjustment: the 14th hole, which is listed on the scorecard as a 406-yard par 4, will instead play only 104 yards during the second round because of water in the fairway.

While the hole was originally kept as a par-4, Tour officials decided to reduce it to a par-3 once play began. That means the course will play as a par 69 during the second round.

Gary Woodland made the most of the changes, holing a wedge shot for one of the more unusual aces in Tour history.