Arnold Palmer Invitational Play Suspended Due to Weather on Day 4

Tim KeeneyContributor IMarch 24, 2013

Tiger Woods will have to wait for his chance to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second year in a row. 


UPDATE: Sunday, March 24 at at 4:18 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

The PGA Tour's official Twitter account made it official. Play will not resume until Monday morning:

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According to the Orlando Sentinel, fourth-round play was suspended on Sunday afternoon:

Play has been temporarily suspended at 2:03 p.m. at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday because of "dangerous weather."

Weather forecasts called for a 60 percent chance of rain and 25-30 mile per hour winds before clearing later in the afternoon.

For those wondering, reports that the weather in Orlando will be sunny with a zero percent chance of rain on Monday. 

Woods, who entered the day in the lead at 11-under, parred the first hole and birdied the second. Shortly after moving to 12-under, play was stopped.  

As it currently stands, there are three players tied for second at nine-under, including Rickie Fowler, who was paired with Woods on the day. 

Others with the same score include Keegan Bradley, who was already two-under through four holes on Sunday, Ken Duke and John Huh. None of the top 29 golfers on the leaderboard had finished their round, so there is still a lot of potential moving and shaking once play resumes.

Nevertheless, it's hard to imagine even a little weather delay slowing down Woods, who shot an impressive 66 on Saturday to rocket into the lead. 

In his career, Tiger has won seven times at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Four wins came when this tournament was named the Bay Hill Invitational, and three have come since its name change to the Arnold Palmer Invitational, including a five-stroke win over Graeme McDowell last year.

Moreover, Woods has a little something extra riding on this tourney. If he wins, he would vault back to No. 1 in the world rankings for the first time since being surpassed by Lee Westwood in late 2010.