NORTON, Mass. – For the second consecutive day, players will be sent off split tees and in threesomes at the Deutsche Bank Championship Monday as tournament officials hope to complete play before inclement weather rolls into the greater Boston area.
After a weather delay of more than three hours Sunday morning, what little early-morning play had already been conducted was cancelled and players were re-grouped into threesomes for the third round, which finished barely ahead of the setting sun. With more rain in the forecast for Monday, the decision was made to move up tee times between 8-10 a.m. ET with an eye on finishing the event on schedule.
More rain Monday morning pushed final-round tee times back another 90 minutes.
Fans that arrive early Monday to TPC Boston will have a pair of big names to watch, as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will both tee off promptly at 10 a.m. Mickelson will begin off the first tee alongside Jordan Spieth and Harris English, while McIlroy will start off No. 10 with Scott Stallings and Chris Stroud.
After a disappointing 1-over 72 in the third round, world No. 1 Tiger Woods will be among the group of players beginning their final rounds on the back nine, as he will tee off No. 10 at 10:10 a.m. with Ryan Moore and Richard H. Lee.
The penultimate group of Steve Stricker, Jason Dufner and Roberto Castro will begin play off the first tee at 11:20 a.m. Staked to a two-shot lead, Sergio Garcia will tee off behind them at 11:30 a.m., playing the final round with Henrik Stenson and Graham DeLaet.