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Barclays cut to 54 holes; Irene on way

Updated: August 26, 2011, 8:23 PM ET
Associated Press

EDISON, N.J. -- The PGA Tour on Friday reduced its first playoff event to 54 holes because of the rain and potential damage expected from Hurricane Irene.

New Jersey was under a hurricane warning, and officials feared up to 10 inches of rain could fall on Sunday. That would make it impossible for The Barclays to be a 72-hole tournament, and the aftermath of the storm would keep Plainfield Country Club from being ready even into early next week.

Tournament director Peter ...

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