NORTON, Mass. – Despite a condensed and reworked schedule, the final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship was delayed before it even began by a steady line of storms that continued to swamp TPC Boston.
Officials paired players in threesomes and planned to send them off the first and 10th tees beginning at 8 a.m. (ET), but the start of play has been pushed back an hour and a half due to inclement weather.
“We didn’t get a lot of rain and the course drains fairly well,” said Mark Russell, the Tour’s vice president of rules and competition. “Hopefully we can get it in today.”
With a foreboding forecast the rest of Monday and into Tuesday, Russell was also asked about possibly reducing the event to 54 holes? “We’re going to play 72 (holes),” he said, noting that only the commissioner had the ability to reduce an event to 54 holes.
Early round action on Sunday was wiped out when a similar storm halted play and forced officials to scramble to complete the round.
This is the 21st event this season to have some sort of weather delay on Tour.
Final round coverage will air on Golf Channel at 11:30 a.m. ET.