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No spectators will be allowed on the course during the third round of the AT&T National.

Stan Badz/PGA TOUR No spectators will be allowed on the course during the third round of the AT&T National.

Temperatures well into the 100s. Storms. Trees down. No fans on the golf course. It’s been quite a Saturday at the AT&T National in the Washington, D.C. area.

While live TV coverage continues on Golf Channel until 3 p.m. ET and on CBS from 3 to 6 p.m. ET, we want to know your thoughts about the third round at Congressional Country Club.

There are a number of storylines, but let’s start with the big one: Storm damage. At first, it looked like a tornado went through Congressional. Now the place looks like a ghost town with no spectators allowed on the course due to safety reasons. Is it different watching golf without the applause and/or moans and groans of the gallery? (Especially on a golf course that has hosted a number of major championships). Have you ever watched anything quite like it? How do you think it will affect the players, if any?

As far as the golf, Hunter Mahan carded a 6-under 65 in the second round to take a two-shot lead into today. Will he hold on this weekend, and quite possibly, take the lead as far as PGA TOUR player of the year favorite? It would be Mahan’s third victory of the season.

Tiger Woods could be in the same spot as Mahan. A win would be Woods’ third this season, and potentially make him the favorite for player of the year. Mahan and Woods are third and fourth, respectively, in FedExCup points. Is there anyone else in the running for POY honors?

Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


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