Saturday tee times moved up because of forecast


ATLANTA – A foreboding forecast for Saturday’s third round at the 30-man Tour Championship has prompted officials to move up tee times and send players out in threesomes.

Play is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. ET off the first tee, with the leaders heading out at 9 a.m. and play scheduled to conclude at 1:30 p.m.

Officials already had planned for an early finish on Saturday (around 3:30 p.m.) to accommodate the Notre Dame vs. Michigan State game on NBC, but an approaching weather system – there is an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms – prompted an even earlier move.