India’s Anirban Lahiri, 322nd in the world, is the surprising but also provisional leader of the Players Championship, whose third round could not be completed before nightfall on Sunday after three days severely disrupted by bad weather in Florida.
After the torrential downpours on Thursday and Friday and the fierce winds on Saturday, the tournament, which ranks as the fifth major on the North American PGA Tour, won’t end until this Monday at the end of a 27-hole marathon at the earliest. .
First to finish that 3rd round, in which the surprising Lahiri scored three birdies on his last four holes in milder, sunny conditions to take the overall lead (-11) by a step, ahead of American Tom Hoge and Harold Varner.
“I only live in the moment. I am very happy. I am confident. You train, you keep working on your game and one day it clicks.responded the Indian, who has seven holes left to make his third card.
Lahiri, 34, is looking to win his first PGA title, he has wins on the European Tour. “That would definitely be the highlight of my career“, he said.
Preliminary placement of the 3rd round (of 72):
1. Anirban Lahiri (IND) -9 (67-73-) (Hole #11)
2. Tom Hoge (USA) -8 (66-71-) (N.9)
. Harold Varner III (USA) -8 (69-69-) (N.9)…etc.
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