Tour Championship’s third round delayed by weather

AP photo by Steve Helber / Spectators leave the course after play was suspended due to lightning in the area Saturday during the third round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Justin Thomas was a tap-in away from polishing off a 7-under-par 63 on Saturday evening. And then the horn sounded, signaling a stop in play because of storms near East Lake Golf Club.

He'll have to wait until Sunday not only to finish his third round at the Tour Championship, but to figure out where it left him in pursuit of the FedEx Cup and its $18 million prize.

Top-seeded Scottie Scheffler was still in the lead, but barely. Xander Schauffele was still on his heels, even tying him ever so briefly. They were on the 13th hole and among 10 players who have to return Sunday morning for what could be a sprint toward a pile of cash.

Scheffler was at 19 under overall, at par for the round on a hot, steamy day with soft greens and very little wind, always the recipe for low scoring.