Golf: Thunderstorm stops Tiger Woods' march at Bay Hill
Orlando, Fla. • Tiger Woods is going to have to wait one more day to try to reclaim No. 1 in the world.
Moments after Woods made a 10-foot birdie putt on the second hole, a vicious thunderstorm packing gusts that topped out at 62 mph interrupted the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and wiped out play until Monday.
The storm dumped nearly 1Â½ inches on Bay Hill and formed small ponds in the fairways there was even a fish in the middle of the 18th fairway.
Woods is going after his eighth win at Bay Hill, which would return him to No. 1 in the world ranking for the first time since the last week of October 2010.
He hit all of six shots on Sunday, enough to build a three-shot lead over Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, John Huh and Ken Duke.
Sergio Garcia provided an amazing highlight when he climbed some 15 feet into an oak tree and played a shot back out to the fairway, but he later withdrew from the tournament with left shoulder and Achilles tendon injuries.
Michael Allen rallied to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Saucier, Miss., for his fourth Champions Tour title, shooting a 5-under 67 to leapfrog a crowded leaderboard.
In Carlsbad, Calif., Beatrtiz Recari sank an 18-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff with I.K. Kim to win the Kia Classic. Recari closed with a 2-over 74 to match Kim at 9 under at Aviara. Kim shot a 71.