At 4:07 p.m., the PGA Tour halted play at the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta due to “inclement weather.” Lightning was in the area and that’s just not something you mess with.
About 90 minutes later, play resumed, with Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas sharing the lead at 13-under through nine holes, four shots ahead of Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele.
Thomas entered the Tour Championship with a two-shot advantage. By the end of play on Thursday, his lead was gone.
Koepka and Schauffele joined Thomas in a three-way tie for the lead at 10-under after the first round. Schauffele mowed through East Lake and marched to a bogey-free 6-under 64 in the opening round of the final event of the PGA Tour season and the FedEx Cup Championship.
Koepka countered with a 3-under 67 after starting the day in third place and three strokes back of Thomas at 7-under, who settled for an even-par 70.
Follow below for updates all day from East Lake.
Tour Championship Live Blog
Friday Tee Times
All times are Eastern.
|12 p.m.||Lucas Glover, Brandt Snedeker|
|12:10 p.m.||Webb Simpson, Jason Kokrak|
|12:20 p.m.||Marc Leishman, Dustin Johnson|
|12:30 p.m.||Louis Oosthuizen, Chez Reavie|
|12:40 p.m.||Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner|
|12:50 p.m.||Tommy Fleetwood, Abraham Ancer|
|1 p.m.||Charles Howell III, Bryson DeChambeau|
|1:10 p.m.||Corey Conners, Tony Finau|
|1:20 p.m.||Sungjae Im, Justin Rose|
|1:30 p.m.||Adam Scott, Gary Woodland|
|1:40 p.m.||Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed|
|1:50 p.m.||Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey|
|2 p.m.||Matt Kuchar, Patrick Cantlay|
|2:10 p.m.||Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy|
|2:05 p.m.||Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka|
Golf Channel: 1 – 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Featured Groups)
PGA Tour Radio: 12 – 6 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)
Golf Channel: 1 – 2 :30 p.m.
NBC: 2:30 – 7 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 2 – 7 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)
Golf Channel: 12 – 1:30 p.m.
NBC: 1:30 – 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 1 – 6 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)