NORTON, Mass. -- Minutes before the rain began to fall in earnest, the horn sounded to suspend the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Players are being brought off the golf course, so the delay that began at 2:07 p.m. ET could be a lengthy one. There are rumbles of thunder in the air as fans begin to take cover.
The final round was originally scheduled to get under way at 8 a.m. ET with players sent in threesomes off two tees. However, there was a 90-minute delay so the final group of Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and Graham DeLaet did not tee off until 12:30 p.m.
The final group has completed eight holes. Jordan Spieth, on the other hand, finished 18 minutes before the horn sounded and shot a 62 that gave him the clubhouse lead at 17 under, three strokes off Stenson's current pace.
NORTON, Mass. -- Jordan Spieth has given everyone else a target after firing a final-round 62 that moved him into a tie for second at 17 under.
Spieth played his final four holes in 5 under, capping the surge with a 24-footer for eagle at the 18th hole. The 20-year-old phenom made seven birdies and an eagle while dropping no shots to par as he tied for the low round of the tournament.
Henrik Stenson leads at 19 under and has played seven holes. Spieth, who won the John Deere Classic two months ago, is now tied with Steve Stricker, Jason Dufner and Roberto Castro, who are through eight holes, and overnight leader Sergio Garcia.
NORTON, Mass. -- Roberto Castro has never won on the PGA TOUR.
He's in position to change that, however, after three birdies over his first five holes here in the final round of the Deutsch Bank Championship.
Castro has a one-stroke lead at the moment at 18 under after an 8-footer for birdie on the opening hole and two more on the par-3 third and par-4 fourth, where he drainhed a 22-foot putt.
The 28-year old has done most of his damage this week on the front nine, even though it has been the tougher of the two sides.
Castro has 14 birdies, an eagle and just two bogeys -- both in the first round -- on TPC Boston's first nine holes.
NORTON, Mass. -- Sergio Garcia is still in the lead at TPC Boston, but now he has company.
Roberto Castro birdied three of his first four holes and is tied for the lead with Garcia at 18 under. Garcia, meanwhile, gave a shot back to the field with a three-putt bogey from 35 feet on the par-5 second.
Garcia is also in trouble on the par-4 fourth.
Kevin Stadler has moved into contention as wellafter back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 to get within two of the lead.
Stadler is one of four players at 16 under, along with Steve Stricker, Jason Dufner and Henrik Stenson, who also bogeyed the par-5 second.
Ian Poulter and Graham DeLaet are another stroke back.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, continue to struggle. Woods is 2 over through 10 holes and McIlroy 1 over through 12.
In the final round of the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship, Jordan Spieth hits his 110-yard approach shot on the par-4 first hole to 9 feet then converts the putt for birdie. He went on to make three more on the front nine.
NORTON, Mass. -- Obviously all eyes will be on the final trio off the tee as Sergio Garcia takes a two-stroke lead over Henrik Stenson and a three-stroke edge on Graham DeLaet into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
But the three players paired together two groups ahead of the leaders -- Kevin Stadler, Ian Poulter and Marc Leishman -- also have visions of victory, as well as playing their way into next week's BMW Championship.
Stadler started the week ranked 75th in the FedExCup, one spot ahead of Leishman and two up Poulter. Right now, all three are projected to move into the top 70 who qualify but they need to continue to play well in the final round.
Stadler is 14 under after a 64 on Sunday while Poultter is one stroke behind and Leishman is in a big group at 12 under. The group tees off No. 1 at 11:10 a.m. ET.
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NORTON, Mass. -- Sergio Garcia, leading by two over Henrik Stenson, will tee off an hour from now at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Ten times previously in his career he has had at least a share of the lead going into the final round. The most recent of those was at this year's THE PLAYERS Championship, where he was still tied for the lead with two holes to play before he proceeded to hit three balls into the water on TPC Sawgrass' 17th hole.
Only three times, in fact, has Garcia gone on to win when he has been in this situation -- the last of those coming at last year's Wyndham Championship.
But Garcia also has a history of playing well here. He's never missed a cut in five starts at TPC Boston and he has never finished lower than 31st (his best was a tie for fifth in 2008).
Here is perhaps the most disconcerting stat, however, when it comes to Garcia: He ranks 165th in final-round scoring average this season with a 72.33. That's a big drop-off from his average before the cut, which is 69.96 and ranks eighth.
Will Garcia hold on for the win? Or will Stenson or someone else catch him? Discuss below.
NORTON, Mass. -- The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship finally began under cloudy skies at 9:30 a.m. ET after a 90-minute delay due to lightning in the area.
After more than half an inch of rain overnight, the course is even softer than it was on Sunday when it played to nearly three strokes under par 70. Players will use preferred lies for the second straight day.
The weather forecast for the rest of the day isn't good. There is a 70 percent chance of more wet stuff starting at noon and some of the storms could produce heavy rain -- hence the flash flood watch that has been issued for the area.
NORTON, Mass. -- With heavy thunderstorms pounding the area early Monday morning, the start of the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship has been pushed back 90 minutes to 9:30 a.m. ET.
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Officials had already moved up the starting times with players going off in groups of three off both tees in hopes of avoiding inclement weather.
However it looks like thunderstorms could persist throughout the afternoon with a 35 percent chance of isolated storms at 11 a.m. and an increase to 70 percent at 3 p.m.
Golf Channel will have coverage from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. when it switches over to NBC. Should the tournament go beyond 6 p.m., coverage would switch back to Golf Channel.