PGA Tour

Weather halts Tiger's charge

2013-08-22 20:30
Tiger Woods (AFP)
Jersey City - First-round play at The Barclays tournament was delayed for a second time on Thursday just as Tiger Woods was making a charge up the leaderboard at Liberty National.

World number one Woods, who topped the points list entering this first event of the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs, had posted three birdies in a row to reach three under through seven holes before the horn sounded due to lightning in the area.

The suspension came one hour 42 minutes after an earlier lightning threat caused a delay of over two and a half hours.

Woods, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, stood one stroke behind Australian Jason Day and Americans Kevin Stadler and Matt Every midway through the morning flight.

Day had completed nine holes, while Stadler and Every had played seven.

World number one Woods was among eight players at three under, including Americans Ryan Palmer, Charles Howell III and Jeff Maggert and Colombian Camilo Villegas.

A dozen players were bunched at two under par, including U.S. Open champion Justin Rose of England, defending Barclays champion Nick Watney and fellow Americans Jim Furyk and Matt Kuchar, and Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

PGA champion Jason Dufner was one over par through nine.

Sixty players were on the course when the horn sounded for the second time on Thursday.

British Open champion Phil Mickelson and Masters winner Adam Scott of Australia were among the players scheduled to tee off in the afternoon wave in the 123-man field.

Woods, who began his round at the 10th, knocked it two feet from the pin at the par-three 14th, sank a six-footer at 15 and a five-foot putt at the 16th for birdies after registering pars on his first four holes.

England's Lee Westwood was not so successful, standing last among the early starters after double-bogeys at the third and fifth and a bogey at the eighth put him five over par through eight holes.

Read more on:    pga tour  |  the barclays  |  tiger woods  |  golf


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.


Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.