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TPC rained out, two tied for lead

Associated Press

And to think it used to take only two days to play 72 holes of championship golf.

The Players Championship turned into a wet, controversial mess Sunday when yet another round of storms all but promised to extend the PGA Tour’s most prestigious event into six days, most of that spent indoors.

Luke Donald of England played nine holes – six in the morning to complete his second round at 4-under 68 and join three others in the 36-hole lead at 10-under 134; then three in the afternoon before rumbles of thunder heralded the arrival of heavy rain that pounded the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Players were sent home 2 1/2 hours later, with Donald and Joe Durant tied at 11 under par. Tim Herron, who tied the tournament record earlier Sunday with six straight birdies, was one shot behind along with defending champion Adam Scott, Lee Westwood and Zach Johnson.

They were to return at 7:15 a.m. with hopes the Stadium Course would be ready.

PGA European Tour

Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand won the Indonesia Open in Jakarta, Indonesia, by five strokes, and Colin Montgomerie shot a 10-under to tie for fourth.

Montgomerie, who missed a birdie putt on his last hole, set PGA European Tour and Asian Tour records with 10 birdies – including nine in row – in just missing becoming the first player on the tours to shoot a sub-60 round.

Thaworn, who played 27 holes, completed his third round of the rain-interrupted event with a 66, then closed with a 63 for a 25-under 255 total.

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