Three players are tied at the top of the weather affected AT&T Bryon Nelson at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Texas. The second round was not completed but at the top of the leaderboard are Jon Curran, Jimmy Walker and Steve Bowditch.
The torrential rain delayed the start of the AT&T Byron Nelson second round by three hours, and also forced the organizers to alter the par for the course to 69. The par four 14th fairway was deemed unplayable, so they moved the tee box up to change it to into a pitch-and-putt par 3 at 105 yards.
Jon carded an excellent -6 under par 63 to post -9 under par for the 36 hole total and spoke about the short par three 14th;
“I knew it was a 105-yard hole, I don’t think anybody really knew what all was going on. I think it was good that they gave us a chance to get out there and play.”
“We’ve had such bizarre weather out here that there was nothing you could have done about it.”
“Either that or not play the round. They made a great decision to play it as a par 3 and semi-dry, semi-flat area.”
“I mean, it does take away from a good hole because it was a great hole on the golf course, but you have to do that.”
If the hole had played to its usual length, Official Slugger White said;
“We’d be losing balls, there’s no place to go. It pretty much rendered the hole unplayable.”
Gary Woodland was happy with the decision, it gave him the opportunity to record his first TOUR hole in one.
“Still a hole-in-one, Par 3. Par 4. I’ll take it anyway I can.”
Ryan Palmer and Cameron Percy are tied in fourth place at -8 under par, they have also finished their second rounds.
There are fourteen players within three shots of the leaders, and barring any more rain play will resume to complete the second round at 0800 Central, followed by the third round, should be a very interesting day, I wonder what the par for the course will be tomorrow.