Feb 01, 2016

    Bad weather forces Spieth, Song showdown today

    WORLD No. 1 Jordan Spieth and South Korean Song Young Han will return today to complete their battle for the Singapore Open title after stormy weather agonisingly stopped play at the climax of their final rounds.

    Song had a 10-foot putt on the 16th green to stay at 12-under-par while Spieth was presiding over a five-foot birdie effort on the last to sign for an 11-under total when play was halted just before 3pm because of inclement weather.

    "Assuming I make that putt on 18, that is going to put some pressure on," Spieth told reporters after shooting four-under for his 17 holes.

    "I was due to leave tonight but next week was an off-week anyway so we have changed the travel schedule. It is what it is. I will come back tomorrow and try and win this thing."

    Despite hopes of a quick resumption, organisers of the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour event eventually called off play at 6pm with lightning still in the vicinity.