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Rain washes out Sunday at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Illinois - Steve Stricker thanked his lucky stars he was one of 22 players who did not have to tee off in Sunday’s rain-hit final round of the BMW Championship before play was suspended for the day.

Torrential rain at Conway Farms Golf Club forced play to be halted twice in the PGA Tour’s penultimate FedExCup playoff event, after the early starters had to contend with a saturated course in cold and wet conditions.

“I think we got the better end of the deal by not even playing in it,” said second-placed Stricker, who was scheduled to tee off with tournament leader Jim Furyk on Monday.

“It looked like it was pretty tough conditions for everybody, with cold weather and rain. I didn’t have to go out, get started in it and come back in, all that stuff. So that was good, I guess, in that respect.

“But I wish we could have got it (the full round) in. I wish we could have played for all the fans that are here and the sponsors and everything. Got to go back at it again tomorrow and try to put up a good round.”

Of the 70 players who qualified for the elite BMW Championship, being held for the first time on the outskirts of Chicago, only 48 began Sunday’s round. Reuters

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