The Players 2022 Round 2 Suspended due to Rain
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After the announcement of the 2022 Players Championship scheduled start time for Round 2 on Friday, the play was suspended due to inclement weather.

Why was The 2022 Players Championship Suspended?

After a soggy first round at the 2022 Players Championship, more rain is expected Friday as the first round wraps up and the second round gets underway. Hopefully, it stays away for longer than it did Thursday when it delayed action for a total of five hours. If not, there’s a real threat of this tournament running into Monday morning.

Friday’s golf is going to be odd. There were a handful of golfers in Round 1 who never even teed off, and they’ll start their first rounds early while others — like Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas — will finish the vast majority of their first rounds. All of those golfers will then have to turn around and immediately play Round 2 while the golfers who finished Thursday will likely have most of the day off.

TPC Sawgrass was soaked and played like it on Thursday with golf balls spinning and zipping all over the place and providing tons of scoring opportunities for the best in the world. Plenty took advantage of it, and if it remains as saturated Friday as it was Thursday, plenty more will take advantage.

Live Updates from The TPC Sawgrass:

Play at TPC Sawgrass for the 2022 Players Championship has again been suspended. Rain pounded players all morning, and the Players team finally decided to pull them off the course. These were the same golfers who were trying to finish up their first rounds. The second round was slated to start at 11:20 a.m., but it will now be delayed.

11:18 a.m.:And there it is! The play has been suspended. Again. Actually, it’s pretty amazing they got in as much golf this morning (four hours worth) as they did. Unfortunately, the forecast doesn’t look great for the rest of the day (and for tomorrow for that matter), but we’ll let you know as soon as there’s any news.

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11:15 a.m.:After dropping a couple of shots, Dustin Johnson birdies 14 and 16 to move back to four under. He’s playing alongside Daniel Berger, who fails to birdie the par-5 16th, but remains at five under. We’re also hearing they are going to call play at any moment. In the meantime, Brice Garnett has joined Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Hoge at six-under thru 13 holes. If you have a first-round-leader bet on Fleetwood or Hoge, Ts & Ps.

11:05 a.m.:The rain had lightened up, but now it’s really coming down again. And the marquee group of McIlroy, Morikawa, and Thomas still can’t get much going. Thomas is in the best shape at two-under, followed by Morikawa at even and McIlroy at one over. The trio now enters TPC Sawgrass’ exciting closing stretch of 16-18.

10:45 a.m.:

Daniel Berger becomes the latest to join the fray at five under. The four-time PGA Tour winner makes four birdies in a five-hole span to climb the leader board. Berger is coming off a Honda Classic in which he failed to convert a five-shot lead through 54 holes. But clearly, he’s kept that (mostly) good form going at TPC Sawgrass.

10:32 a.m.:

And suddenly we have a new challenger as Kevin Kisner holes out from a greenside bunker on the par-5 16th. You could practically hear him yell, “This ain’t no hobby!” Especially because no one would play for fun in these conditions. The eagle vaults him to five under and only one back of Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Hoge, who continue to lead at six-under.

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10:00 a.m.:

Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy can only match Morikawa’s par on the par-5 11th despite the fact that neither of them topped a shot. JT fails to get up and down from the greenside bunker and McIlroy three-putts after finding the green in two. Again, not a lot of guys making moves right now.

9:55 a.m.:

Well, there’s something you don’t see every day. Collin Morikawa taking a crack at a par 5 in two and…. topping it. We’re going to go ahead and blame that on the rain. I mean, we’re talking about Collin Morikawa here. Fortunately for World No. 2, his ball stayed dry and he wound up saving par to remain at one under.

9:43 a.m.:

These troopers are playing through driving rains now. The marquee groups have really slowed down, in particular on the par-5 11th where squeegeeing has not led to many birdies. Of those currently on the course, Brice Garnett and Andrew Putnam both have the best rounds going at four under. Jason Day and Michael Thompson have fallen back to three under after picking up their first bogeys of the day.

9:25 a.m.:

OK, now we’re looking like we’re about to have a stoppage in play as there’s a backup on the 11th green for squeegees before Daniel Berger, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson attempt their putts. And they are going to squeegee different parts of the green at different times because they are putting them from different spots. “I don’t care about the time, I care about the conditions,” Spieth could be overheard saying. When you’re playing for that much money, we don’t blame you.

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Source: CBS Sports and Golf Digest

The Players Round 2 Tee Times:

Tee No. 1

  • 11:20 a.m. — Chris Kirk, Lee Westwood, Matt Fitzpatrick
  • 11:31 a.m. — Cameron Tringale, Sam Ryder, Matt Wallace
  • 11:42 a.m. — James Hahn, Chesson Hadley, J.J. Spaun
  • 11:53 a.m. — Hudson Swafford, Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak
  • 12:04 p.m. — Cam Davis, Branden Grace, Carlos Ortiz
  • 12:15 p.m. — Sepp Straka, Robert Streb, Bubba Watson
  • 12:26 p.m. — Lucas Herbert, Brendon Todd, Chez Reavie
  • 12:37 p.m. — Stewart Cink, C.T. Pan, Patton Kizzire
  • 12:48 p.m. — Luke List, Seamus Power, Taylor Moore
  • 12:59 p.m. —  Brice Garnett, Adam Hadwin, Danny Lee
  • 1:10 p.m. — Troy Merritt, Scott Stallings, Doug Ghim
  • 1:21 p.m. — Joseph Bramlett, Stephan Jaeger, Sahith Theegala

Tee No. 10

  • 11:20 a.m. — Brian Stuard, Harry Higgs, Brandon Hagy
  • 11:31 a.m. — Keegan Bradley, Andrew Putnam, Cameron Young
  • 11:42 a.m. — Russell Henley, Mackenzie Hughes, Thomas Pieters
  • 11:53 a.m. — Ryan Brehm, Kevin Kisner, Jason Day
  • 12:04 p.m. — Daniel Berger, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth
  • 12:15 p.m. — Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele
  • 12:26 p.m. — Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas
  • 12:37 p.m. — Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Justin Rose
  • 12:48 p.m. — Marc Leishman, J.T. Poston, Zach Johnson
  • 12:59 p.m. —  Si Woo Kim, Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson
  • 1:10 p.m. — Charl Schwartzel, Denny McCarthy, Tyler McCumber
  • 1:11 p.m. — Brendan Steele, Emiliano Grillo, Matthew NeSmith


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