Kuchar had only three holes to complete in what so far was a bogey-free round, with his ball already on the 16th green. He was at 10 under and described the conditions as "just perfect right now."
But Kuchar was among 54 players still on the course when play was suspended at Hogan's Alley because of an impending storm system. The 18 groups that didn't finish are scheduled to resume the second round at 7:15 a.m. CT Saturday, more than 121âÑ2 hours after coming off the course.
"That's a bit of a bummer," said Kuchar, who opened with a 5-under 65. "It's no fun to wake up at 4:30 to get out here and play three holes."
At least the St. Simons Island resident has the lead, by one stroke over Graham DeLaet, the Canadian who shot a 67 in a morning round completed before a 2-hour, 10-minute delay just after noon because of lightning. DeLaet was at 9-under 131.
"The Hondas turned up their power," Hunter-Reay said, "which we were expecting."
"They always play that game," Viso added with a smirk.
"Yeah," Hunter-Reay said, elbowing Pagenaud in the ribs. "Why don't they do that all week?"
"I'm not the person to ask!" the Frenchman replied.
As for participating in the race again, that's a different story.
Patrick, who first earned her popularity in open-wheel racing, said her focus is on the Sprint Cup series and the chances of her running at the Indy 500 become "less and less likely with each passing year."
"Each year my desire to race there is less and less and my apprehension grows higher and higher," Patrick told The Associated Press earlier this week.
Patrick said she briefly contemplated pulling "double duty" this year and racing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Coca 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day just as her current team owner Tony Stewart has done in the past. But Patrick thought better of the idea.
The third was about the difficulties of making a successful return from injury, the way Nadal has, reaching the final at all eight tournaments he's played in 2013 after going more than half a year between matches.
Federer shrugged and replied simply: "I don't know. I have never been out for seven months."
No he hasn't. Federer is always around, particularly at Grand Slam time. When the French Open starts Sunday, he will be participating in his 54th consecutive major tournament, a run that began with the Australian Open in January 2000. That's the longest such streak among active players; no one else comes within two years of Federer.
"For me, it's just something I just kept on doing. Now here we are," said Federer, who is seeded No. 2 in Paris and was drawn Friday to face qualifiers in each of the first two rounds.