Final round of 2023 Tour Championship suspended due to inclement weather in Atlanta

Shortly after the last group teed off Sunday afternoon, the 2023 Tour Championship was suspended.

At 1:57 p.m. ET, the final round of the PGA Tour’s season finale was suspended due to inclement weather. Viktor Hovland, the 54-hole leader, held a six-shot advantage at 21 under over Xander Schauffele when the horn was blown at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

At the time of the delay, all 30 players were on the course. The first group off, featuring Taylor Moore and Emiliano Grillo, is through 15 holes, while the last group of Hovland and Schauffele is currently on No. 2.

Officials from the PGA Tour anticipated 20 minutes of rain.

The FedEx Cup comes with an $18 million bonus ($17 million in cash) and a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

Hovland still has one round left, and last year was an example that no lead is safe. Scottie Scheffler started the final round with a six-shot lead over Rory McIlroy, only to shoot 73 as McIlroy rallied for a 66 to beat him by one stroke.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tour Championship’s final round suspended due to inclement weather

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