LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jim Furyk spent Sunday afternoon watching NFL games in the locker room at Conway Farms Golf Club.
He'd much rather have been out on the course, trying to win the BMW Championship.
But at least he had something to do while rain pelted the course and eventually forced the fourth round to be suspended until Monday.
"There were a lot of good NFL games on today," he said. "Obviously, being in Chicago we had the Bears on but we also had DirecTV and I watched a lot of them on the iPad."
Furyk, the leader at 13-under-par 200, and playing partner Steve Stricker, who is one stroke back, never even made it to the first tee.
"After sitting around all day, it's probably a positive because it was looking like if I did get out on the golf course it would have been for a hole or two," Furyk said. "It's tough to get real excited about that."
Play was suspended at 10 a.m. and resumed at 1:31 p.m. But it wasn't long before heavy rain again was falling. Officials called the players off the course 57 minutes after the resumption and they never went back out. At 4 p.m., play was suspended for the day.
The final round is scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Monday. Golf Channel will air live coverage from 9 a.m. to the tournament's conclusion.
Furyk and Stricker are scheduled to tee off at 9:40 a.m.
Vince Pellegrino, vice president of tournaments for the Western Golf Association, said Sunday tickets would be honored Monday. Tickets also will be available at the gate for $55.
The forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of morning showers, clearing later in the day and a high of 64.
Slugger White, a PGA Tour rules official, said the decision was made Saturday not to send the players off both tees in threesomes for the final round based on the forecast at the time, which called for only scattered showers.
But it was raining by the time White got to Conway Farms at 6 a.m. and more than an inch fell before play was suspended for the day.
"I really don't know what to say other than we've had a pretty trying day," White said. "We did everything we possibly could do to try to get this thing it, but it just wasn't going to happen."
Twenty-two players didn't make it to the first tee.
"I think we got the better end of the deal by not even playing in it," Stricker said. "It looked like it was pretty tough conditions for everybody.
"I didn't really have to go out and get started in it and come back in, all that stuff. So it was good, I guess, in that respect. But I wish we could have gotten it in."
The happiest six players in the field of 70 were the ones who finished their rounds before play was suspended for the day. Among them was Rory McIlroy, who shot a 68.
"It just throws the schedule off a little bit," said Brandt Snedeker, in third place at 11 under. "We're used to this. It happens probably four or five times a year we've got to play on a Monday, so we're prepared for it."
Conway Farms will play longer but much softer and slower, so players will be able to be more aggressive with their approach shots into greens and with their putts.
"The golf course is going to be in a lot better shape tomorrow than it is today and it should be a lot of fun playing out here," Snedeker said. "There are a lot of guys with a chance (to win). Should be pretty good stuff to watch."
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