The BMW Championship will resume on Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET at Conway Farms with a full day of final-round golf to be played. Sunday's scheduled final round was repeatedly delayed by rain and, after multiple restart attempts, it was finally called late in the day as conditions became unplayable due to the unrelenting weather.
There are still 11 twosomes that have yet to get to the first tee, and the Tour will start sending those groups off in 10-minute intervals at the 9 a.m. (8 a.m. local) restart. That means the final pairing of Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker won't tee off until 10 40 a.m., and that's if there are no more rain delays again on Monday -- the forecast calls for some scattered storms.
Only six players completed their final 18 on Sunday, leaving 42 more out on the course -- several of which are in limbo about their status of making it through to the next playoffs event. The 70-man field will be cut down to 30 with those last remaining players scheduled to head to Atlanta for the TOUR Championship finale to the season. It's the most exclusive field in golf -- and one with a $10 million grand prize at the end -- but it will be a quick turnaround, especially for those players who may not know until Monday night whether they're moving on to East Lake.
Golf Channel will pick up coverage of the final round restart on Monday at 10 a.m. ET, just an hour into the action. This has been one of the worst weather years on the PGA Tour in its history, with play delayed and rescheduled due to high winds, lightning, heavy rains, flooding, and even snow. There have been multiple Monday finishes, and the Tour has accommodated its broadcast partners by holding the restart until late morning or early afternoon, setting up more exposure for TV with a late afternoon or early evening finish (in the case of Tiger's win at Torrey Pines on CBS way back in the first month of the season).
The Tour isn't taking any chances this week, however, sending them off early in case there are more delays and with a growing concern about getting the field set for the postseason's grand finale on Thursday.
Golf Channel is the sister network of NBC, both being under the Comcast umbrella, so it will be an easy transition and coverage of the final round will stay in the same house. They will also offer a simulcast stream of the TV coverage for those stuck at the office on Monday. Anticipate a 4 p.m. finish if there are no more delays.
Here are your media options for another full Monday of golf:
Monday's final round restart coverage
10 a.m. ET to conclusion of play (estimated around 4 p.m. if no more weather delays) -- Golf Channel
10 a.m. -- conclusion -- Golf Channel/NBC simulcast stream
10 a.m. -- conclusion -- PGA Tour Radio on Sirius-XM