The Loop

After 45-Minute Delay, Tiger is on the Course

April 12, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- If Tiger Woods produces something special this afternoon, he'll probably look back on the 45-minute rain delay as a timely break. According to his coach, Hank Haney, Woods didn't have the best warm-up session on the range prior to his 1:10 p.m. tee time. Just 15 minutes before showtime, play was halted for 45 minutes, as the heaviest rain we've seen since it arrived last night drenched the course.

At 1:55, Woods bombed his opening tee shot down the middle of the first fairway, and the third round, as far as spectators are concerned, officially began. Here's hoping the later groups get in before dark. The final twosome (Immelman and Snedeker) will tee off at 3:25.