Crowne Plaza International hit by rain

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The US PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Texas, got off to a soggy start today.

Persistent heavy rain has saturated the course and as a result the scheduled start was delayed with tee-times being pushed back, enabling the greenkeeping staff to put the course back in order and playable again.

Tournament director Michael Tothe said: “We’ve had electricity in the area and we’ve taken on a lot of rain very quickly. Once we know we’re in the clear with electricity, we’ll evaluate the condition of the course and then we’ll make a decision on when we’re able to play some golf today.”

Aussie Adam Scott has not been in sparkling form of late and will do well to defend his crown but local hero and current Masters champion Jordan Spieth will be strongly fancied to claim the spoils.

After a week off, Dallas-born Spieth will be re-energised and ready to win again in Forth Worth where he has a decent record having finished just outside the top ten in the last two tournaments. And the winners' tartan jacket would look good in his wardrobe alongside the green one he won in April!