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Heavy rains have left more than golf balls soggy and wet at the Twenty Ten Course. (Getty Images)

With more rain falling Sunday, play delayed yet again

By T.J. Auclair, PGA.com Interactive Producer

NEWPORT, Wales -- Due to heavy rains that have resulted in severe adverse and unplayable conditions at The Celtic Manor Resort, the organizers of the 2010 Ryder Cup have delayed Sunday's resumption of the third session.

The U.S. currently has a 6-4 lead over Europe, but the Europeans are ahead in all six third-session matches that were halted due to darkness Saturday evening.

The hope had been to resume play at 7:45 this morning; however that wasn't possible with standing water collecting on the fairways and greens at an already saturated Twenty Ten Course.

An announcement will be made at 11 a.m. local time for an update, but official have said that play will not resume before noon local time at the earliest.

Heavy rain is expected to pound Newport until at least 11 a.m. before becoming lighter. Even then, the rain is forecast to stick around until 5 p.m. Sunday, before clearing up.

As for Monday, there's no rain forecast.

Based on the Captain's Agreement, the 2010 Ryder Cup will end -- regardless of whether or not all matches have been completed -- at 6:43 p.m., sunset, on Monday. At that point, all matches that have been completed will stand, and those that haven't been completed, no matter where they stand, will automatically become halves.
 

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