Scheffler's lead cut down to 1 at TOUR Championship, Round 3 suspended

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Scottie Scheffler's lead was cut down to just one stroke over Xander Schauffele before the TOUR Championship's third round was suspended due to inclement weather.

Schauffele was 1-under through 12 holes on his round, while Scheffler was even par. Sungjae Im moved up to third place at 16-under for the tournament with four holes left, while Rory McIlroy moved to 15-under with two holes to go.

1 Scottie Scheffler E through 12 -19
2 Xander Schauffele -1 through 12 -18
3 Sungjae Im -4 through 14 -16
4 Rory McIlroy -5 through 16 -15
T5 Justin Thomas -6 through 17 -14
T5 Sepp Straka -6 through 17 -14
T5 Jon Rahm -1 through 13 -14
T5 Patrick Cantlay -2 through 13 -14

Hideki Matsuyama had the lowest round of the day among those who finished before play was halted. He shot a 7-under 63 and moved up to ninth place.

Justin Thomas and Sepp Straka had the lowest rounds among players still out on the course, as both were 6-under through 17. Thomas will be left with just a 2-foot birdie putt at the 18th green Sunday morning, as play was suspended before he could make the tap-in.

Scheffler started the tournament two strokes ahead of the field at 10-under as the No. 1 seed on the FedEx Cup standings. He extended his lead to five after the first round but has seen it cut shorter over the past two days due to Schauffele's low scoring.

Schauffele, who started the week at 6-under, entered Saturday's third round at 17-under after rounds of 66 and 63. He made four birdies and three bogeys in his 12 holes before the lightning arrived.

Play was suspended for an hour before the final pair started their round and was halted again for the rest of the night at 6:36 p.m. ET.

Fourteen of the 29 players will have rounds left to complete Sunday morning. The third round will resume at 9:45 a.m. ET, and the final round is scheduled to begin at 11:16 a.m. ET.

Scheffler's lead cut down to 1 at TOUR Championship, Round 3 suspended
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