More Rain No Play at BellSouth

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DULUTH, Ga. -- For the second consecutive day, there was no action at the BellSouth Classic. Inclement weather once again postponed play at the TPC at Sugarloaf.
 
Rain at BellSouth
Once again, fans had to seek shelter at a PGA Tour event.
Heavy storms rendered the course unplayable on Friday, meaning it will be the weekend before one shot has been hit in the tournament.
 
The first round is scheduled to start at 7:00 a.m. ET Saturday morning. The plan is to play 18 holes on Saturday, 18 more on Sunday, then 36 holes on Monday.
 
The forecast looks good the rest of the week, but temperatures are expected to drop. It's important that there are no more stoppages because tournament officials do not want to keep players here too long with the Masters next week.
 
This marks the eighth tournament out of 14 this year to have at least one weather-related stoppage. Friday was the fourth time an entire round was wiped out due to weather. There was no play on Saturday of the Nissan Open, Wednesday's first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship never got off the ground and Thursday.
 
Last week, parts of the third and all of the fourth round of the Players Championship were played on Monday. There were several delays before Fred Funk was eventually crowned champion.
 
Luke Donald, who tied for second behind Funk, withdrew on Thursday with a shoulder injury. Stuart Appleby, Steve Flesch and Chris DiMarco also pulled out Friday. All four are in the field for next week's Masters.
 
Reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson, current U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen and defending champion Zach Johnson headline the final tune-up before next week's trip to Augusta.
 
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