Zurich Classic set for 54-hole finish as deluge halts play again


The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is headed for a 54-hole finish on Monday after a deluge rendered TPC Louisiana unplayable throughout much of the weekend.

Round three started early on Sunday, after delays on Thursday and Saturday set the tournament behind due to inclement weather. Play stopped soon after as another heavy batch of rain stormed through.

Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas share the partial third-round lead at 13 under. They were both through five holes on Sunday.

Bobby Wyatt's dream story is at risk of turning into a tragic tale should 54 holes not be completed.

Wyatt entered the week as the 1,197th-ranked golfer in the world, but after shooting a six-under 30 on the front nine of the third round, he is just one shot back at 12 under.

It could be a long time before Wyatt finds himself in this position again.

Jamie Lovemark, who completed five holes, is a stroke further back.

Charley Hoffman, Scott Stallings and Charles Howell III completed six holes to be 10 under the card, alongside world number one Jason Day (through eight) and Chris Kirk (through nine).

The last time a PGA Tour tournament was considered completed after 36 holes was the 2005 Northern Trust Open.