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Tour Championship golf: Scheffler keeps lead as lightning suspends play

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler maintained a slim lead during the third round of the Tour Championship on Saturday in Atlanta, which was postponed due to lightning.

At 6:36 p.m. EDT, the East Lake Golf Club ceased play. The third round will resume on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Sunday's fourth-round tee times are anticipated to begin at 11:16 a.m.

At the beginning of the third round, Scheffler was two strokes ahead of Xander Schauffele in second position. In contention on the opening day were Jon Rahm (13-under), Sungjae Im (12-under), and reigning champion Patrick Cantlay (12-under).

In his opening nine holes, Scheffler made par on eight of them. On No. 8, he recorded a birdie. He made par once more on hole number 10, but he suffered a bogey to move to even par. Prior to the game being called off, he again shot par on hole 12.

With 12 holes remaining in the third round, Schauffele is 1-under par and has a tournament total of 18-under par, one shot behind Scheffler. As of the 14th hole and going into the last day of the competition, Im is 4-under par.

At 15-under, Rory McIlroy is in fourth place. Rahm, Cantlay, Sepp Straka, and Justin Thomas are all tied for seventh at 14 under.

On Sunday, Golf Channel will have live coverage beginning at 9:45 a.m. and running until 1:30 p.m. On NBC, coverage will run from 1:30 to 6 p.m.

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