Billy Spencer, right, a caddie for golfer Stephan Jauger, looks at the weather app on his cell phone while waiting out a rain delay during the final round of the PGA Tour Barbasol Championship on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

Weather suspends fourth round of Barbasol Championship

July 22, 2018 - 7:59 pm
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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders — Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18-under par — and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.

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