Date: March 25, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Bay Hill event postponed for Monday finish

A flooded Bay Hill has seen the finale of the Arnold Palmer Invitational pushed back to Monday, with Tiger Woods three shots clear in front. Of the 77 players still in the field on Sunday, only 33 could finish their final rounds of the PGA Tour event – with Woods only getting through two holes before heavy rain struck in Orlando. A group of four are tied for second in pursuit of Woods – who will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time since October 2010 should he win. Fellow Americans Keegan Bradley, Ken Duke, John Huh and Rickie Fowler are at nine-under par for the tournament, with Bradley and Duke through four holes and the latter pair through two. Rounding out the top 10 are Americans Mark Wilson and Brian Stuard, Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, Spain&aposs Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Englishman Justin Rose. The group are tied at eight under, with Wilson and Stuard completing the most holes of the quintet, after getting through five. Despite the conditions, there were some remarkable shots played on Sunday, with Spain&aposs Sergio Garcia and American Matt Every filling the highlight reels. Garcia climbed a tree on the par-four 10th to play his second shot with a no-look, one-handed flick back onto ground level. However, it did not spare him a double bogey on the hole, and the 33-year-old played just two more holes before withdrawing. Every&aposs shot was just as breathtaking at the par-four third, as his second stroke – played from the water by the 29-year-old, shoes and all – hit the green hard, went past the pin but spun back for a stunning eagle. Play is set to resume on Monday at 10am local time.