12 Jan 2009

Thunderstorms cause delay at season opening PGA golf tour event

1:47 pm on 12 January 2009

Tee times for today's final round at the Mercedes-Benz Golf Championship were pushed back two-and-a-quarter hours after heavy thunderstorms rolled through Maui's Kapalua Resort.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy was well placed to clinch his fifth PGA Tour title after stretching his lead to six strokes in the third round.

The 2006 U.S. Open champion made the most of ideal scoring conditions on the hilly Plantation Course, firing a flawless eight-under-par 65 to post a 19-under total of 200.