Nelson begins after heavy rain on saturated TPC course
IRVING, Texas (AP) The second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson has begun following a three-hour rain delay Friday after nearly 5 inches of rain fell overnight on the already-saturated TPC Four Seasons.
The storm moved over the course starting about midnight Thursday after Steven Bowditch took a two-shot lead with an opening 8-under 62 that left Masters champion Jordan Spieth seven strokes off the lead in his hometown event.
Spieth’s tee time was moved to late morning Friday. Officials decided to shorten the par-4 14th hole to a par 3 for the second round because the fairway was unplayable.
The 4 1-2 inches from the latest storm pushed the total to about 17 inches in less than three weeks at the Dallas-area course. Texas officials are calling May the state’s wettest month on record.