Wyndham Championship Saturday Tee Times Moved Up; Tropical Wear Contest Now Set for Noon

Posted by Press Release on August 17, 2013 at 7:58 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – With inclement weather predicted for Saturday, PGA TOUR and Wyndham Championship officials have decided to move up Saturday’s tee times in an effort to complete tomorrow’s third round, the tournament announced today. The 74th annual Wyndham Championship resumes tomorrow.

Golfers will play in threesomes from both the first and 10th tees. The goal is to complete play at 2:30 p.m. Play was scheduled to end at 6:30 p.m. with the CBS Sports broadcast, but any significant delay would make completing the third round on Saturday challenging.

“We’ve had so much rain here in the Piedmont of North Carolina that the water table is so high it’s not going to take much rain at all to cause us some problems on the golf course,” PGA TOUR vice president, rules and competition Mark Russell said. “With the 6:30 p.m. finish tomorrow night on CBS Sports, if we got knocked out, we’d have absolutely no time to come back and try to finish. So, the forecast is better for Sunday and hopefully by playing early tomorrow, if we do have some down time, we’ll at least leave ourselves time to get the players back out and finish the third round.”

Revised Saturday Schedule:
5:30 a.m. Caddy and volunteer lots open; shuttles begin
6:30 a.m. All public parking areas open, parking shuttles begin
6:30 a.m. Tournament gates open
7 a.m. First tee time
2:30 p.m. Approximate completion of play

(Editor’s Note: This was released early last night and posted after the first scheduled event. There are no updates since last night.)


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