Weather delays Players Championship

Weather delays Players Championship

Published May. 14, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

David Toms never imagined having to wait 30 hours for his next shot at The Players Championship.

The tournament was suspended for 4-1/2 hours Saturday because of severe thunderstorms that hovered over the area for much of the afternoon. Players finally were sent out to the range, and play resumed at 5:30 P.M.

Toms, the 36-hole leader by one shot over Nick Watney, finished his second round about 1 P.M. Friday. The delay meant he would not tee off until shortly after 7 P.M., and would only be able to play about four holes.

Peter Hanson of Sweden bogeyed No. 18 to shoot a 6-under 66 in the third round.


The final round will begin at 7:45 A.M. Sunday.