Weather Halts Byron Nelson During Final Round – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The AT&T Byron Nelson is in a weather delay in the finals. KH Lee leads qualifying for next week’s PGA championship with three strokes and three holes.
The players had been sliding through a steady downpour for about an hour when a lightning strike forced the TPC Craig Ranch to be late on Sunday. Nelson’s New Home is the third other course in the last four events.
The leaders started several hours early to try to get into the lap as the rain increased in the forecast. The guides got through most of the top nine before the heavier rain hit.
The players were already able to lift, clean and place their shots in the fairway before rain flooded the fairways and greens over the final holes. Workers used squeeeges to clear the path for putts, and a ball sat in the middle of a fast-moving stream in the fairway at # 18.
Lee is three strokes back with third leader and playing partner Sam Burns, Patton Kizzire and Daniel Berger. Kizzire (63) and Berger (64) were already done.
Jordan Spieth is about to fall short again in his hometown tournament. Spieth started the day three strokes behind Burns in third place, but was unable to keep the momentum after consecutive birdies on numbers 5 and 6. The conditions made it difficult for anyone to make a move later.
Lee is looking for his first PGA Tour win that would qualify him for next week’s PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The 29-year-old from South Korea has played in two majors and missed the cut at the US Open twice.
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