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2015 Honda Classic Suspended Due to Inclement Weather: Details, Schedule Info

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IFebruary 28, 2015

A photographer makes his way across a flooded 10th hole as rain postponed the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Play will resume Sunday morning. (AP/J Pat Carter)
J Pat Carter/Associated Press

Mother Nature took over PGA National Golf Club Saturday, forcing third-round play at the Honda Classic to be delayed until Sunday and fourth-round play until Monday.  

PGA TOUR Media announced the news and scheduled time for play to resume: 

PGA TOUR Communications @PGATOURComms

R3 @TheHondaClassic will resume Sunday at 7:00 a.m. #PGATOUR

PGA TOUR Communications @PGATOURComms

After further assessment of course at @TheHondaClassic, R3 will resume at 10am Sunday, as opposed to 7:00am. No re-pairing for R4. @PGATOUR

PGA TOUR Communications @PGATOURComms

The Monday finish is scheduled for 8 a.m. @TheHondaClassic #pgatour @PGANatl. It will be aired on @GolfChannel

Players were able to finish Round 2, the end of which was suspended Friday due to similar conditions, but the rain, wind and lightning soon picked up to force another delay. Although it would take several hours before play was officially called off, it was clear that things weren't going to get better anytime soon: 

PGA TOUR @PGATOUR

You know golf won't resume any time soon when ... #QuickHits https://t.co/somtKycZ6E

PGA TOUR Communications @PGATOURComms

Winds Saturday at @TheHondaClassic peaked at 60 mph. @PGATOUR

According to Weather.com, Sunday's forecast for Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has a high of 82 degrees, but a 40 percent chance of precipitation and thunderstorms. Things look to clear up Monday and beyond. 

Most of the players inside the top 20 have yet to begin the third round. Padraig Harrington is currently atop the leaderboard at seven-under, while Patrick Reed (-6), Ian Poulter (-5) and Brendan Steele are nipping at his heels. Phil Mickelson, searching for his first win on Tour since 203, is tied for eighth-place at two-under. 

The hope is that conditions clear up, but even if that happens, the conditions are going to be less than ideal. That should make for a very interesting final 36 holes. 

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