Michael Bradley had a one-stroke lead when first-round play in the Travelers Championship was suspended for the day Thursday.
Bradley was 6 under with two holes remaining when play was stopped at 11:30 a.m. EDT at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
“You know what, it’s unfortunate,” Bradley said. “The course is unplayable. There’s a lot of water on the course.”
Officials hoped to resume play in the late afternoon, but another shower forced more delays and officials eventually decided to restart play this morning.
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“All the good work they’d done, they lost,” said PGA Tour official Mark Russell said of the maintenance staff.
Russell said officials hope to play from 7 a.m. to sunset today and be back on schedule to finish on Sunday. But the forecast called for more rain.
TSENG LEADS LPGA
Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer in the first round of the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y.
Meena Lee and Angela Stanford were at 4 under, and Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Ryann O’Toole, Amy Hung and Hee Young Park were at 3 under.
Play was halted in the early evening by a severe thunderstorm with 58 players still on the course.
SWEDE SHOOTS 64
Henrik Stenson shot an 8-under 64 in rainy weather to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany.
The Swedish star managed seven birdies and an eagle to go along with a lone bogey.
TRACKING ANDRES GONZALES
THIS WEEK: PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.
Gonzales’ first-round score: 2 over through 11 holes.
Position: Gonzales is tied for 65th, eight strokes behind leader Michael Bradley (6 under through 16 holes).
Recap: The Capital High School graduate started with a pair of three-putt bogeys before getting his lone birdie at the third hole. He played 11 holes before a late-morning rainstorm suspended play.
Today: The first round will resume at 4 a.m. PDT.
Todd Milles, staff writer