When play is suspended on the PGA Tour, it's usually because of heavy rain or high winds. Only on rare occasions does snow put a stop to play like it did Wednesday. Most of the first round matches in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, AZ got started but 10 will get underway Thursday, including Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry at 9:50 a.m. and Tiger Woods and Charles Howell III at 10:10 a.m. local time. It's the second time in three years snow has slowed down the event, with the white stuff delaying the final round of play in 2011.
Players who had their matches suspended will head back out on the course for an 8:30 a.m. local start time, including Jason Day who has the largest advantage of the tournament, leading Zach Johnson by six holes with the 10th. Bo Van Pelt holds a commanding lead of five holes through 12 on John Senden, while Hunter Mahan is up four holes through the front nine on Matteo Manassero.
Coverage on The Golf Channel is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. ET Thursday.