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Closing spherical at Pebble pushed to Monday resulting from climate


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – A storm that introduced 60-mph wind gusts and heavy rains compelled the second consecutive Monday end — and the fourth Monday end within the final seven years — on the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am.

The beginning of the ultimate spherical was delayed at Pebble Seaside and officers introduced at 9:30 a.m. PT that there could be no play on Sunday.

“Though the rain is predicted to dissipate later in the present day, the excessive winds are forecast to stay all through the day. Attributable to issues over security, there will probably be no golf performed Sunday,” a memo to gamers learn.

The ultimate spherical is scheduled to start out at roughly 8 a.m. PT on Monday off the primary and 10th tees with the ultimate group scheduled to start at 10:25 a.m.

Beneath Tour rules, officers would solely start the ultimate spherical on Monday if they’d sufficient time to finish 18 holes.

“The drop-dead time on that may imply we must begin play on Monday by 10:15 a.m. on the newest in an effort to full play,” mentioned Gary Younger, the Tour’s chief referee. “The forecast proper now on Monday is for showers within the morning, rain quantities are within the .2 to .4 inches within the morning.

“We’re already coping with a really soggy golf course and at that time we’re making the choice whether or not or not we expect that the requirements for skilled golf are there.”

Wyndham Clark made a cost up the leaderboard on Saturday with a 12-under 60 and leads Ludvig Åberg by a shot. The final Tour occasion that was shortened to 54 holes was the 2016 Zurich Basic.

“I undoubtedly considered it [Friday] evening and this morning with everybody saying how dangerous the climate’s going to be. All proper, effectively, you’ve acquired to have that mentality that in the present day’s the final day so attempt to go for broke,” Clark mentioned following his third spherical. “With that mentioned, that’s very uncommon that we have now 54 holes, so I wasn’t banking on that and I’m nonetheless not banking on it.”

The AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am obtained signature-event standing for this season and was restricted to a area of 80 professionals (and 80 amateurs for the primary two days).

There’s a state of affairs, nonetheless, that might prolong it into Tuesday.

If officers start play on Monday and over half the sector completes play previous to a suspension, Tour guidelines require the occasion to increase one other day. If lower than half the sector had been to finish play — or they by no means begin — Clark will probably be declared champion.



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