Final Round of 101st Kentucky Open to Resume on Friday
UNION, KY (July 30, 2020) – The 101st Kentucky Open was supposed to conclude on Thursday, but mother nature had other plans for the field at Triple Crown which will force a Friday finish. While the leaders were only able to complete four holes on Thursday, those holes altered the leaderboard considerably. At the start of the day, only three players were within four shots of J.B. Williams’ lead. Now, there are six players within Williams’ lead and another eight players within six strokes of the lead.
While Williams made two birdies on his first three holes to take a four-stroke lead, a triple bogey on the par-four 4th reduced his lead to one stroke, the same margin it was at the beginning of the round. That was as far as Williams, Patrick Newcomb and Trey Shirley got in their final rounds before play was suspended.
Rain began to come down at a steady rate at 10:00 a.m. EDT, but as the precipitation gradually increased, many spots on the golf course accumulated standing water which forced a suspension of play at 12:39 p.m. EDT. The precipitation got heavier as the afternoon went along making a return to play unrealistic later in the afternoon.
The final round’s resumption schedule will be heavily modified compared to a traditional resumption in order to keep players safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The system will be as follows:
- The groups that teed off Thursday morning from 8:36 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. will be allowed access to the practice facility at 7:00 a.m. EDT on Friday morning and will resume play at 8:00 a.m.
- The groups who teed off from 10:12 a.m. through 11:36 a.m. will be allowed access to the practice facility at 8:00 a.m. and will resume their round at 9:00 a.m.
Golf House Kentucky will continue to have full coverage of tomorrow’s final round on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. A live video will become available on Facebook when the final group reaches its final hole. If a playoff is needed, another live video will become available.