Soggy Sunday: Play at BMW suspended, tee times pushed back

September 9, 2018

UPDATE: The PGA Tour has announced that play is suspended for the rest of the day Sunday.

The PGA Tour may be remaining in suburban Philadelphia for a while.

“Due to course conditions and continued rainfall, the earliest tee time for R4 @BMWchamps would be 3 p.m. The final update will be provided at 2 p.m.,” the PGA Tour announced in a tweet early Sunday afternoon.

The revised tee times mean a lengthy delay over the initial projected starting times, which started around 7 a.m. They also mean that the conclusion of the tournament is in question. Sunday afternoon’s forecast calls for more rain at Aronimink. A potential Monday finish could also be thwarted by storms in the forecast.

If the tournament is shortened to 54 holes, Justin Rose would emerge the winner and take over the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. Xander Schauffele would finish second and move on to defend his Tour Championship title at East Lake. And several stars, including Jordan Spieth, would find themselves on the outside of the FedEx top 30 and at home for the season finale.

The PGA Tour reported their final announcement would come at 2 p.m. clarifying Sunday plans.