Scottie Scheffler clings to 1-shot lead at storm-delayed Tour Championship

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ATLANTA Justin ThomasOne tap-in away, he was on his way to a 7 under 63. The horn sounded on Saturday, signaling that play was halted due to storms near the Tour Championship.

To pursue the FedEx Cup and its $18million prize, he had to wait until Sunday.

Scottie SchefflerIt was barely in the lead. Xander SchauffeleHe was still on his heels and even tied him briefly. They were on the 13th green and were among 10 players who had to return Sunday morning in an attempt to sprint towards a pile of cash.

Scheffler was at 19 underpar, even par for a round on a hot and steamy day at East Lake, with soft greens & very little wind, always the recipe of low scoring.

Schauffele was at 1 under for a wild round with back-to -back birdies and back -to -back bogeys during a six hole stretch on the front nine.

The average score of the incomplete round was 67.

Thats it! Jon RahmScheffler said he needed — another low-round, and Scheffler not to have the best stuff. He was only able to get the second part right. Rahm, who was coming off a 63, had four birdies to go with five bogeys and was not making up much.

Those who didn’t finish had to come back at 9:45 a.m. ET, and only then would the FedEx Cup Finale have any clarity.

Sungjae ImAt 16 under, he was 3 shots behind Thomas. If Thomas puts his putt, he would be 15 under. Rory McIlroyAlso, he was at 15 under. He still has two holes to play including the closing par-5 hole.

Rahm, Patrick Cantlay Sepp StrakaWe were at 14 under, and we still had to finish.

The third round was to be completed an hour later. But lightning in the area halted play for an entire hour. The second round of lightning arrived in the area and there was no way to finish it.

Hideki MatsuyamaHe shot 63 for the low round, but he was still six shots behind.

Scheffler opened Thursday at 10 under and held a 2-shot lead as No. Cantlay is 2 shots behind Scheffler, the FedEx Cup seed. Scheffler, already a four time winner and a sure bet to win the PGA Tour Player Of The Year award, opened with rounds 65-66, and at times threatened to make the Tour Championship a runaway.

He stopped Saturday, but that didnt change the possibility.

British Open champion Cameron SmithHe is a three time winner and would have had to win to become Player of Year. He finished with a 68, and was 11 shots behind in the second round of reports that he is leaving to play LIV Golf.

These announcements will be made early next week. First, we will be announcing the winner of a long and difficult season. The winner will receive $18million.

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