Poor weather hampers the Masters

April 8, 2006 at 10:02 PM
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AUGUSTA, Ga., April 8 (UPI) -- The third round of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga., was suspended Saturday due to darkness after being delayed more than four hours by rain.

The first major tournament on the PGA Tour was held up by rain for the second year in a row. Many of the golfers spent the entire day at the Augusta National course.

When the rain subsided late in the afternoon, first-round leader Chad Campbell completed four holes at even-par and remains 6-under for the championship.

"It's going to be tough walking around there that many times, but when you're in contention you don't really think about that," said Campbell, who was three ahead at the start of the third round. "It's not like we have to run. That might be a different story."

Defending champion Tiger Woods is 2-under through nine holes of round three, and 3-under overall -- tied for fourth place with Padraig Harrington and 2004 champion Phil Mickelson.

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