Rains Again Suspend Play in Tampa


2005 Outback Pro-Am 125LUTZ, Fla. -- Heavy rain Sunday morning led to the suspension of play for the day at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. The tournament was shortened to 36 holes on Saturday and the event is now facing a Monday finish.
Second and final-round action resumed Sunday morning and players were on the course for about one hour before being pulled off the TPC of Tampa Bay due to heavy rain. With rain in the forecast for all of Sunday, officials decided to suspend play for the day.
The players will return to their positions at 8:00 a.m. (ET) Monday to complete the tournament. The problems started Friday when the first round was suspended for the day due to inclement weather.
The first round was completed Saturday. As for the final round, 36 of the 74 players need to finish their rounds Monday to complete the event.
Morris Hatalsky, who completed his round Saturday, stands alone in the lead at 7-under-par 135.
Hale Irwin is in second place at minus-6 through six holes.
Wayne Levi and Don Pooley each completed rounds of 3-under 68 Sunday. They stand at 5-under-par 137. They were joined there by Vicente Fernandez, who is through five holes of his final round.
Tom Kite and D.A. Weibring share sixth place at minus-4, with both in the clubhouse. Mark McNulty, the 2004 champion, is also 4 under par through six holes of his round.
Irwin is playing the back nine first in his final round. He returned to the course on the 13th hole, his fourth, and birdied that to join Hatalsky in the lead. However, he bogeyed the par-4 15th before play was halted for the day.
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