Mother Nature abruptly halted the PGA Tour regular season finale on Saturday as Wyndham Championship play was delayed several times before eventually being suspended until Sunday morning.
Just 12 of the 86 players who qualified completed their third round on Saturday before the storm hit.
The weather did provide fans with a golf version of the buzzer, as Brandon Wu knocked out the eagle on a par-4 11.th moments before the horn blew.
The eagle followed the bird on par-4 10th for Wu and brought him to share the leader by 12 less with Sungjae Im.
I also ended my day at 11th, and although he didn’t land a close shot, he made his fourth birdie of the day and has yet to make a scarecrow in his third round. Im is in contention for his third Tour win and his first since winning the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
While only two players share the lead, there are 20 more within five strokes of Wu and Yim.
Among this group is Will Zalatoris, who was one of 12 players to complete their third round. He hit 4-66 in his first round without longtime caddy Ryan Goble. The split between Zalatoris and Goble was announced before Wyndham’s third round, and Zalatoris spoke after his round about the importance of the decision.
“We were guys who would like to have dinner together and hang out, and what was happening on the field started to flow out of the field, and that’s not what you want,” Zalatoris said. “He’s an incredible friend, I love him to death and I told him I have to do what’s best for me… Obviously you can tell how hard this decision was for me, especially the timing, but I think that it was a little unhealthy for both of us and obviously it hurts.”
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Also in the group of pursuers is Ryan Moore, who is two shots behind the 10 below. Moore has been in trouble lately with a back injury, but a T-2 or better finish this week will take the former UNLV star to the FedExCup playoffs.
Joohyun Kim is one shot behind the leaders in his third round after 10 holes. Kim entered the season without a full Tour membership, and so he needs to win this week to secure a place in the Tour postseason, which starts Thursday at TPC Southwind.
The final round of the Wyndham Championship is due to start at 7:30 AM ET on Sunday. Assuming there will be no further delays due to weather conditions, officials expect to conclude the tournament on Sunday.