Due to Hurricane Henri approaching the northeastern shores, The Northern Trust’s final round has been moved back to Monday.
The PGA Tour closed Liberty National just an hour before the leaders started Saturday’s third round. This was in accordance with schedule.
Henri was declared a hurricane on Saturday morning. The New Jersey coast, which is located across Manhattan, was under a tropical storm watch and a flood watch.
This will be the second time in ten years that the FedEx Cup playoffs opening event has been disrupted due to a hurricane. The tournament was originally held at Plainfield in 2011. Hurricane Irene caused the tour to reduce the event to 54 holes, and it concluded on Saturday. The week was also marked by an earthquake.
According to the tour’s meteorologist, Henri moved to the east slightly but there was too much wind to keep the course open for Sunday play.
It was planned to take out all cameras on the 40-foot poles that are used for the Shotlink system of measuring each shot taken by every player and put them back in their place when the tournament resumes on Monday.
The final round’s tee times would not be determined until Sunday afternoon. If time was short, it was possible to put them together in threesomes and play on both tees.