Palm Beach Gardens, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Padraig Harrington finished up
his second round and took a 1-shot lead on Saturday before third-round play
was suspended due to inclement weather.
The second round was concluded earlier Saturday morning and only a few groups
were able to tee off for the third round before rain and heavy winds halted
play at 12:51 p.m. After a lengthy delay, play was called for the day. Players
are scheduled to get back out on the course at 7 a.m. Sunday.
Harrington, who will have to wait until Sunday to start his third round along
with most of the 71 players who made the cut, fired a second-round 4-under 66
to take the outright lead at 7-under 133 through 36 holes on the Champion
Course at PGA National Resort & Spa.
The three-time major champion has five career wins on the PGA Tour, but he has
not won since the 2008 PGA Championship. Harrington also won the British Open
the same year.
Patrick Reed, who finished his second round on Friday, is alone in second at
6-under 134 following two straight 67s. Ian Poulter (64) and Brendan Steele
(69) are tied for third at 5-under 135 through two rounds, while Luke Donald
(67) sits one shot further back in fifth at minus-4.
First-round leader Jim Herman carded a 2-over 72, dropping him into a tie for
sixth with Russell Knox (68). Defending champion Russell Henley (70), who had
just teed off to start his third round before play was called, is tied for
38th at 3-over 143 after narrowly making the cut.
MORE TO FOLLOW.