Rose waits through day of rain

Heavy rain wiped out all play Sunday in the final round of the BMW Championship

Heavy rain wiped out all play Sunday in the final round of the BMW Championship

Rain, and the threat of flooding, has forced the PGA Tour to delay its final round of the BMW Championship in Delaware County.

Two other events have finished beyond the weekend, including Australia's Jason Day and Swede Alex Noren in a Monday playoff at Torrey Pines and American Troy Merritt winning July's Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on a Monday.

The course has had in excess of 3 inches of rain for the week, according to Slugger White, vice president of rules and competition for the PGA Tour. "I said to my caddie, 'How about tomorrow?' Just got to get through today". The golf course is soft and everyone is making birdies. It has had just three 54-hole events in the past eight years.

With more rain and thunderstorms forecast for Monday, the possibility of the elite, 70-man event being shortened to 54 holes is growing and would mean leader Justin Rose would be crowned the victor.

But Rose, set to collect $1.62 million for his third win of the season, would be just about the only player pleased with that outcome.

Schauffele, hopeful that a victory will give US captain Jim Furyk reason to pick him for the Ryder Cup, stayed with Rose the whole way until his lone bogey on the 18th for a 67.

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The first groups are scheduled to tee off at 7.30 a.m. local time (1130 GMT), with the final threesome out at 9.20.

By all indications, the 12th and final pick for the US team will be Finau. If the BMW is shortened to 54 holes, he's projected fifth in the FedExCup standings - meaning that if he wins next week at East Lake, he'd also take the FedExCup.

But not getting a final round would obviously affect several players who are trying to finish among the top 30 in points and advance to the season-ending Tour Championship that begins September 20. In 2013, Rose captured his first major title at the US Open at nearby Merion.

"We'll see what Mother Nature gives us", White said.

Some players' rankings and seasons depend on it.

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