June 30, 2022

From left to proper: Justin Rose of England, Max Homa of the US and Billy Horschel of the US stroll with their caddies to the seventh inexperienced in the course of the second spherical of the Gamers Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 12, 2022 in Ponte Vedra Seaside, Fla.Patrick Smith/Getty Pictures

The Gamers Championship continued to have weather-related difficulties Saturday, as second-round play on the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Seaside, Fla., was suspended attributable to darkness at 6:29 p.m. ET. Play is scheduled to renew Sunday at 8:15 a.m. ET.

Simply 48 of 143 golfers managed to show of their second-round playing cards on what was initially speculated to be Day 3 of the match. As an alternative, after a suspension of play on Day 1 on Thursday and no competitors held Friday due to rain and poor course situations, Saturday was all about getting as a lot golf in as attainable regardless of swirling winds that despatched scores hovering.

Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Hoge shared the first-round lead at 6-under 66, however Fleetwood was even-par via the three holes he performed Saturday and Hoge by no means received began. Amongst gamers who’ve accomplished two rounds, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson are at 3-under, with 4 gamers – Russell Henley, Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger and Dustin Johnson – at 2-under.

“It was very bizarre, clearly arduous to get right into a rhythm,” Thomas mentioned. “Had quite a lot of completely different feelings; first off pondering it seems like we had been on the fitting facet of the draw and being fairly enthusiastic about that, after which realizing that was very a lot not the actual fact after which simply having to recover from that as fast as I may as a result of it’s clearly irritating, particularly after I really feel like I’m taking part in effectively, sort of getting simply thrown into one thing like that.

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“I’m thrilled with how I performed and the way I competed as we speak. It was a really, very robust day, and I simply stayed very affected person and executed effectively.”

Scores had been notably larger on Saturday, with excessive winds and troublesome course situations making issues difficult. Amongst those that’ve completed two rounds, solely Watson (4-under 68) and Thomas (3-under 69) had been in a position to break par Saturday.

“It was a kind of days you needed to belief and also you needed to be dedicated to your pictures, even when they go wild,” Watson mentioned. “The important thing for me, although, is making putts. Once I can begin making some putts, which I did as we speak, that’s actually the important thing to any spherical for me.

“I hit some wayward pictures, perhaps not due to me however due to the situations. However I made the putts, and that’s actually what saved the entire spherical going on a regular basis.”

Although extra excessive winds are anticipated on Sunday, match organizers hope to wrap Spherical 2 and full the ultimate two rounds on Monday.