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  • Volunteers shield from the rain with umbrellas during a rainy day at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The BMW Championship final round is delayed due to weather. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

  • Justin Rose reacts after making a birdie putt on the fourth green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

  • Slugger White, PGA official, left, updates members of the media on the BMW Championship final round delay at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The BMW Championship final round is delayed due to weather. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Sunday, September 09, 2018 4:10 pm

Rose waits through a day of rain at BMW Championship

DOUG FERGUSON | Associated Press

 

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Justin Rose has to wait until Monday to have a shot at getting to No. 1 in the world.

And he still might not have to hit another shot at the BMW Championship.

A steady rain washed out play Sunday soggy Aronimink, and the PGA Tour says it will wait until Monday to decide whether it can try to complete 72 holes of the third FedEx Cup playoff event.

If the forecast makes it unlikely to finish, the tour could cut the tournament short to 54 holes.

Rose has a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. A victory gets him to No. 1 in the world ranking. Keegan Bradley was projected to finish 30th in the FedEx Cup, which would knock out Jordan Spieth from the Tour Championship.