15 May 2011

Two in lead after rain-delayed day at Players

3:42 pm on 15 May 2011

Britain's Graeme McDowell and the United States' Nick Watney share the lead on 11-under at the Players Championship after a rain-delayed Sunday but the battle for the 'fifth major' remains wide open.

The pair completed just five holes of their third round after a four and a half hour delay at TPC Sawgrass due to a heavy thunder storm.

McDowell and Watney, now have to complete the 13 remaining holes tomorrow as well playing their fourth round.

Steve Stricker and David Toms are both a shot behind, followed by Lucas Glover and K.J Choi a further shot back on nine-under.

The heavy rain softened the course and with the wind dropping it was a much tamer challenge for the leaders when they finally emerged from the clubhouse after a frustrating day of waiting.