Severe weather delaying Players Championship

Severe weather delaying Players Championship

Storms halted play at 1:02 p.m. EDT on Saturday.
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — David Toms never imagined having to wait 30 hours for his next shot at The Players Championship.

The tournament was suspended for 4 1/2 hours Saturday because of severe thunderstorms that hovered over the area for much of the afternoon. Players finally were sent out to the range, and play was scheduled to resume at 5:30 p.m.

Toms, the 36-hole leader by one shot over Nick Watney, finished his second round about 1 p.m. Friday. The delay meant he would not tee off until shortly after 7 p.m., and would only be able to play about four holes.

Peter Hanson of Sweden was 7 under for this third round, and returns to face the island-green 17th as he tries to finish his round.

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