Bezuidenhout and Svensson tied in Players Championship
South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Swedish Henrik Svensson finished Friday’s suspended round tied for the lead in the Players Championship golf tournament in Florida. Bezuidenhout had a cumulative 4-under after completing the first 14 holes, leaving him with a total of 8-under overall. Svensson had the same score but had only completed 11 holes. The tournament will resume on Saturday at 07:00 local time.
Behind the leaders, a trio of pursuers remained two strokes away, with only American Ben Griffin finishing his second round with 71 strokes. However, the biggest news of the day was the withdrawal of Spain’s Jon Rahm, number one on the PGA Tour, due to stomach problems. Rahm’s departure could pave the way for American Scottie Scheffler, currently ranked second, to regain the top spot if he finishes in the top five on Sunday at the TPC Sawgrass course. At the time of the suspension, Scheffler was in joint sixth place with an accumulated -5 after completing 10 holes of the day.
The Players Championship, also referred to as The Masters Tournament or simply The Players, is one of the most highly regarded and challenging golf tournaments in the world, attracting many of the best players globally. The event is held annually at the TPC Sawgrass golf course and is considered the unofficial fifth major on the PGA Tour. Although weather conditions had caused a suspension of play, fans around the world eagerly await the thrilling conclusion as the world’s top golfers vie for victory in this prestigious tournament.