Monday Finish on Tap at Players


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The third round of the Players Championship was suspended on Sunday as more storms left the TPC at Sawgrass unplayable.
Fans Seek Shelter
Fans once again seek shelter Sunday at The Players Championship.
A long Monday is in store for the players. Since the final group on Sunday only completed three holes, golfers will be in position at 7:15 a.m. ET Monday morning. The plan is to finish the third round, then get the final round in before darkness. Monday's forecast is good so if the course is ready Monday morning, they should avoid the first Tuesday finish on tour since the 1980 Joe Garagiola Tucson Open.
The second round was finally completed Sunday morning as the tournament has been plagued by weather problems since Friday, when they played for only 45 minutes.
Sunday was going well until 2:30 when play was stopped because of storms in the area. The rain stopped and officials were figuring out the playability of the course, then more storms rolled in.
Luke Donald and Joe Durant, who were part of the four-player group in first at the midway point, are each 1 under through three holes in the third round and are 11 under par for the championship.
Durant birdied the first hole from short distance, then Donald two-putted from just off the green at the second for his birdie.
Defending champion Adam Scott is 3 under through four holes in the third round. He has moved into a tie for second place at 10 under par with second-round co-leaders Tim Herron (four holes) and Lee Westwood (three holes).
Stewart Cink is 3 under par through six hole and is alone in seventh place at minus-9.
Jay Haas, Steve Elkington, Graeme McDowell, Bob Tway and Kirk Triplett are tied for eighth place at 8 under par.
Phil Mickelson is 1 under through seven holes and currently tied for 13th at minus-7.
Ernie Els is 2 under and moved into a tie for 32nd at 4 under par.
Vijay Singh has been struggling since a quadruple bogey at the 18th of his second round. He is 1 over through 11 holes of his third round and shares 52nd place at minus-2.
Tiger Woods, who made the cut on the number, is 1 under through four and is part of the group tied with Singh.
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