Play has resumed after more than a 90-minute weather delay for lightning in the area. No rain fell, however, so the course should play pretty much the same as it was before play was stopped.
Speaking of play, Erik Compton still has the lead after a 7-under 63, but he has some company from the afternoon wave with Matt Every now just two strokes back after playing his first eight holes in 5 under. Every has three birdies, an eagle an no bogeys so far with the eagle coming on the par-5 12th, where he hit it to inside 15 feet on his second shot. -- Brian Wacker
Unlike some rookies, it didn't take Matt Every long to find success on the PGA TOUR. The former Big Break contestant and Nationwide Tour grad kicked off 2010 with a four top-30 finishes in his first six starts, including a tie for eighth at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
But his momentum came to a screeching halt during the Florida
swing, when the Gainesville, Fla., resident missed the cut at the
Transitions Championship in his home state. He tied for 52nd at the
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, then missed the
cut in his next two starts. Just days later, Every announced that
he'd broken his pinkie and had to sit out for seven weeks.
The promising young star is finally back in action this week at the St. Jude Classic, and is 3 under through 13 holes during tough afternoon conditions.
Will he join fellow rookies Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Derek Lamely and Alex Prugh in the race for Rookie of the Year honors? A strong showing at the St. Jude Classic wouldn't hurt. -- Lauren Deason