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Match Play participants facing long day at Zurich

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There won't be much time to linger in the Big Easy for the handful of players heading to the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship after a marathon finish at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Each of the first three days of tournament play at TPC Louisiana have included a weather delay, and play was halted for nearly six hours Saturday afternoon because of severe storms.

Jason Day shares the lead heading into the final day. He is one of seven players who will tee it up next week at TPC Harding Park, each of whom has at least 26 holes still to play. Justin Rose is one shot off the lead and has 30 holes remaining, while Day has 33 holes left.

Third-round play will resume at 7:30 a.m. CT, with final-round tee times expected between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. local time. The ramifications of a long day in New Orleans are compounded by the 2,200-mile travel to San Francisco and the fact that next week's event begins on Wednesday instead of Thursday.

The other players who have yet to complete third-round play and will also compete in next week's 64-man event are Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Billy Horschel, Marc Leishman and Bernd Weisberger.