Play suspended at PLAYERS until at least 11 a.m. Saturday

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Due to course conditions and area thunderstorms, play has been suspended for the remainder of the day on Friday, March 11, at THE PLAYERS Championship.

"Our plan is to resume play tomorrow, no earlier than 11 a.m.,” said Gary Young, chief referee for the tournament. “That would be the earliest. The rules committee will arrive early tomorrow morning. We will assess the weather situation with Wade Stettner, our meteorologist, and at that point we will have a better idea of what is happening with this severe weather system that we're expecting to come through the area sometime between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. tomorrow. That is the projected arrival.

“Again, it has severe winds, lightning associated with it, and our desire is to not have anyone on the property prior to that.

“We'll be coinciding our opening of our gates, so we'll be delaying the gate opening for spectators and fans to coincide with the revised tee times once they are set.

“Right now we've messaged our players 11 a.m., no earlier, and that's the plan."

All Friday Stadium Passes (i.e. grounds tickets) and hospitality tickets will be valid for a one-time use on either Saturday, March 12, or Sunday, March 13, for grounds access only. Guests must present their Friday mobile ticket at any of the tournament entry gates for valid scan. THE PLAYERS’ youth policy still applies to these ticketholders, where up to two youth aged 15 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult.

First-round play will resume no earlier than 11 a.m. on Saturday. Tournament entry gates will open no earlier than 11 a.m. on Saturday as well, with exact times still to be determined based on projected inclement weather and course conditions.

Due to general parking lot capacities, THE PLAYERS cannot honor Friday parking passes for either Saturday or Sunday. Go to THEPLAYERS.com for alternate transportation methods.

Monitor THE PLAYERS’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and THEPLAYERS.com for the latest updates.

Tickets and parking are non-refundable. For more information, see PGA TOUR’s ticket terms at pgatour.com/tournaments/tickets/ticketterms.html.

— Kathy Bissell contributed to this report

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