Washington - An agonizing start-and-stop day that saw
multiple weather delays at the PGA Tour's Barbasol championship ended before
the four co-leaders teed off in the fourth round.
Amid electrical storms and sometimes heavy rain that
necessitated repairs to make the course playable, Americans Robert Streb,
Hunter Mahan, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt saw their proposed tee times pushed
further and further back before officials announced that play was suspended for
the day at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
The round was to resume at 13:30 on Monday.
Only 21 players completed the final round. Fifty-two players
were still on the course and eight players never made it to the first tee.
That included the quartet atop the leaderboard on 18-under
par, and the group one-stroke back through 54 holes: Sam Ryder, Blayne Barber
and Billy Horschel.
Canadian Ben Silverman had joined the group on 17-under with
a storming display that included back-to-back birdies to open his round and
five straight birdies from the sixth through the 10th.
The tournament is set for the first Monday finish on the PGA
Tour since Jason Day's playoff win over Alex Noren at the Farmers Insurance
Open at Torrey Pines in January.