WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – There will be a fifth round at PGA Tour Q-School. Whether that round is completed on Sunday remains in doubt as officials continue to scramble to make up for mounting weather delays.
The fourth round was completed early Sunday and groups began heading back out to Bear Lake Country Club’s twin courses just before noon, a disjointed reality that makes the 108-hole marathon that much more difficult.
“Played with a guy today who didn’t miss a shot. Didn’t look like he could even miss a shot,” said Jay Williamson, a Q-School veteran who is tied for second following his round with front-runner Troy Merritt. “This is too much.”
Merritt seemed to be taking the delays and mounting pressure in stride following four rounds of 69 or better for a three-shot lead. It’s Merritt’s second trip to final stage, but for the 25-year-old his second circus is much different than the first.
“Last year I was just happy to be at Q-School,” said Merritt following his fourth-round 67. “I came in here with a different mindset. I’m real focused right now. No horsing around.”
Memo to Tour organizers: the Idaho beanpole has hit on a new marketing campaign. Q-School – no horsing around.