Tour Report: Play suspended for day at Travelers


CROMWELL, Conn. — Play has been suspended for the day at the Travelers Championship, where heavy rain and lightning in the area caused two separate delays before play was finally halted.

The second round will resume at 7 a.m. ET Saturday and the third round will begin immediately after the cut is made with players going off both tees in groups of three. There were 77 players who did not complete the second round.

The forecast for the weekend looks clear.

The first delay came just before 1 p.m. because of lightning in the area and lasted 1 hour, 10 minutes. At 3:19 p.m., play was suspended again.

“The golf course is no problem,” said PGA TOUR Vice President of Rules and Competition Mark Russell. “This place drains great. It’s an old gravel pit. We could play golf if it wasn’t for the lightning. We just reached a point where it didn’t look like it was going to get any better.”

Russell added there was no damage to the course.

There have been eight weather delays this season — half as many by this point last year.

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