The Humana Challenge could be forced into a Monday finish after strong winds caused play to be suspended during Saturday's third round.

The wind caused damage on all three courses being used for the event, bringing down trees, blowing balls off greens and knocking a scoreboard into a lake.

The tournament will resume at 7:30am local time on Sunday with Mark Wilson holding a three-stroke lead over Ben Crane.

Slugger White, the PGA Tour's vice president of rules and competitions, said: "It's really bad.

"They've got a lot of trees down. It's a real mess. We knew (the wind) was going to be bad, but we thought it would be something we could play with, and then the bottom fell out."

White said he believes the event can finish as scheduled on Sunday "in a perfect world," but tournament leader Wilson added: "I don't know how they could get it done tomorrow, but more power to them if they do."

Speaking about the sudden change in the weather, Wilson added: "It's amazing how it happened so quickly, but we've seen it before.

"I think they made the right call. You don't want to see anybody get hurt."

Wilson was five under for his round after 15 holes to lie 21 under, three ahead of fellow American Crane, with former Masters champion Zach Johnson a further shot back.