Heavy Rain Suspends Play at Westchester

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HARRISON, N.Y. -- Third-round play of the Buick Classic at Westchester Country Club was suspended Saturday due to heavy rain.
 
Play was called for the day at 3:00 PM (ET). The third round had been halted for just over an hour earlier in the day due to lightning. At 1:03 PM, players were called off the course due to unplayable conditions.
 
The third round will resume at 9:00 AM Sunday. The final round will commence at 11:00 AM with players remaining in the same pairings and teeing off from the same tees as they did in the third round.
 
Briny Baird was 1-under through six holes to extend his lead to two shots. He opened with four straight pars before birdieing the par-5 fifth to climb to 11-under par.
 
Retief Goosen, the 2001 U.S. Open champion, began his day one shot behind Baird but has struggled mightily. He parred the first, but bogeyed the par-4 second. He fell farther off the pace with a double-bogey at the third and stands at minus-6 through six holes.
 
Skip Kendall is minus-1 for his round to move into second place at 9-under par through six holes. Tom Gillis and Joey Sindelar are one shot back at minus-8 through eight and seven holes, respectively. Fred Couples and John Rollins share fifth place at 7-under par, with both having completed eight holes.
 
Tiger Woods is 1-over for his round dropping him to minus-5for the tournament. Woods, who has never won this event in two previous starts, bogeyed the fourth hole to fall into a share of 15th place.
 
'It was just really wet, and, you know, they did the right thing in calling it,' said Woods. 'I wish they would have called it a little earlier but as long as we're in. It's going to be a long day tomorrow, and hopefully I can play a little better and improve my chances.'
 
Jim Furyk, last week's U.S. Open winner, is even-par through 11 holes and remains at 3-under par.
 

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