After a wave of thunderstorms rolled through the Dallas area, the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson finally began just after 3:00 p.m. local time on Saturday. The lengthy delay didn’t seem to faze Padraig Harrington.
The 2020 European Ryder Cup captain raced out of the gate with a birdie on the par-5 first hole, but his approach into the par-4 second left a little to be desired, landing 80 feet from the cup.
Harrington read the birdie putt perfectly and make the cross-country lag look like a routine tap-in. The birdie moved him to 2 under on the day, before giving one back at the par-4 third. Another birdie at the fifth moved Harrington back to 2 under and into the top 20.
The leaders aren’t set to tee off until 5:40 p.m. local time and sunset is at 8:15 p.m., but play could be suspended because of darkness sooner than that with overcast skies.