The second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial was suspended for the day at 6:38 p.m. CT.
Inclement weather is again to blame for the second delay today. Play will resume on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. Golfers were forced off for two hours and 10 minutes early this afternoon before the restart at 2:28 p.m. This latest halt throws a wrench into Matt Kuchar's mojo. He's bogey-free 5-under through 15 holes and sits atop the leaderboard by one stroke. Fifty-four golfers were stranded, all having completed at least 10 holes. Don't be surprised if there are a couple of withdrawals either tonight or tomorrow morning due to the fact that the cut will fall once 36 holes are in the books. Meanwhile, a reasonable threat for more rain and thunderstorms is in Saturday's forecast.
Dustin Johnson is listed in the published field of next week's Memorial.
Johnson has been sidelined since THE PLAYERS where he withdrew before his second round with an injury in his lower back. He then withdrew early from last week's Byron Nelson. He's a gem just about everywhere he pegs it, but his recent unreliability has redefined him as a high risk-high reward investment. He's cashed in each of his five starts at Muirfield Village where his best finish is a solo fourth in 2011.
Louis Oosthuizen is not listed in the published field of next week's Memorial.
So much for his run of four straight starts in the U.S. He couldn't give it a go in the finale of last week's Byron Nelson due to a neck injury. Oosthuizen then withdrew early from this week's Colonial. He wanted to conclude this portion of his schedule with a start at Muirfield Village, but he may be out for a few more weeks since he was planning time off anyway to be with his wife for the birth of their third child (due on June 15). He's already announced that he will not compete in the U.S. Open (June 13-16) unless the baby is born the previous week.
Pat Perez is listed in the published field of next week's Memorial.
We'll see about this. He couldn't continue in his first round at Colonial yesterday due to a strained nerve under his collarbone. After missing his first five cuts at Muirfield Village, he's cashed in four straight with no worse than a T30 in 2011.
Steve Flesch lapped Colonial Country Club today in bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
The lefty went 6-for-15 in birdie opportunities today, holing notable putts from 21'6", 13'1" and 33'2" at Nos. 13, 17 and 5, respectively. He strung four together at one point beginning at the 17th hole. It's his lowest aggregate on the PGA TOUR since a closing 63 at the 2011 Travelers. In conjunction with a second-round 66 at TPC Four Seasons last week (where he missed the cut), his active run of three straight sub-70s is his first since January 2011. Flesch signed today's scorecard sitting 8-under 132, one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. He's in the field on a sponsor exemption, but he has status on the PGA TOUR via a Non-exempt Medical Extension.
Chez Reavie posted a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
Reavie is coming off a T21 at the Byron Nelson, tied for his best finish of the season. He split 13 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation en route to seven birdies today, three of which finding the cup from outside 12 feet. The most notable measured 20'9" and 19'8" at the 13th and 16th holes, respectively. Reavie hadn't gone this low in a PGA TOUR event since a second-round 62 at the John Deere Classic in July of 2011.
Scott Stallings spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-31=65 in his second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
He went 5-for-16 in birdie opportunities today. Three of his birdies fell in from outside 10 feet, the longest of which measuring 23'8" at the fifth hole. After posting 69 on Thursday, he's 6-under 134 at the midpoint, three strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
The second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial was suspended due to dangerous weather at 12:18 p.m. CT. UPDATE: Play resumed at 2:28 p.m.
Isolated storms cells have been pestering the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The original restart was scheduled for 1:45 p.m., but it was extended due to the emergence of additional inclement weather. When play resumes, Charlie Beljan will be standing over a birdie attempt of 5'8" at the par-4 ninth hole, his last of the round. At even par for the tournament, he's one stroke below the current cut inside which 78 golfers sit. The afternoon wave started at noon. UPDATE: Beljan missed the putt and will likely miss the cut as well.