Around The Links: Golf Fans Get a Monday Finish

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Sep 13, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk on the 1st hole off during the third round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

Being a golf fan as well as, a NASCAR fan, Sunday afternoon was a dud! The BMW Championship was being help in Lake Forest, Illinois, and the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway was run in Joliet, Ill. With the remote in hand, and a busy afternoon of channel hopping on my Sunday schedule, mostly what I saw from both broadcasts were announcers killing time, and people with umbrella’s trying to stay dry. Each would cut to a Weather Channel map with predictions of when the rain would stop, and they could resume. Chicagoland Speedway has lights, and finally resumed at 10 PM, but the BMW Championship ran out of daylight, and will resume at 8 AM on Monday morning.

Golf-Heavy rain at BMW Championship sets up Monday finish

With 22 players still needing to tee off at Conway Farms, action will resume at 8AM with the leaders teeing off at 9:40 AM. The conditions in Northern Illinois are expected to be cloudy early, but conditions improving to sunshine by mid afternoon. Jim Furyk will begin his day with a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker and two strokes over defending FedEx Cup Champion, Brandt Snedeker. Only 30 players will move on to the Tour Championship. The broadcast will be on the Golf Channel at 10 AM Eastern Time.

Rory McIlroy’s season ends early

The BMW Championship defending champion, Rory McIlroy, had a 25 foot putt on the 18th hole when the horn blew to suspend play on Sunday. He elected to get it over with so he could get out of town. McIlroy made a come back from his 79-78 opening at Conway Farms, but was nowhere near close enough to the bubble to make plans for the Tour Championship. His PGA season is mercifully over, and he can get some practice in for the Race to Dubai. He is in danger of missing the cut there as well.

Noh wins Web.com finals event to secure PGA Tour card

The 22-year-old Noh closed with a 2-under 69 for a five-stroke victory in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. He finished at 12-under 272 on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course and earned $180,000 to take the series lead with $210,125.

Obama’s 18 Favorite Golf Partners (You’ve Only Heard of One)

The problem with being President of the United States is nothing is private. Not even your golf scores. This is an interesting article that includes every round of golf the President has played since being in office. I wonder who the one I’ve heard of is…Hmmm!

 

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