Tag Archives: Rain Delay

May
15
2011

17 green like you've never seen it before

By the time the players and caddies emerged from the “Caddie Room,” the Locker Room,” “Player & Family Dining,” and for those less social, the “Scoring Area,” the sun also surfaced in the early evening hours on Saturday at The Players. When the horn sounded, within minutes it began pouring really, really hard — you know, the kind of rain that if you run outside to your car and back, you’re guaranteed soaked from head-to-toe. Not long after: lightning and thunder followed. Four-hours twenty-seven minutes later, players started warming up and mentally turning their minds back to TPC Sawgrass. There were about 10 pairings yet to start their third rounds.

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Mar
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Gusts of up to 52mph blew down the main scoreboard on 18, along with several TV towers, at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral on Thursday during the weather-delayed first round. Shortly after the horn sounded, the gusts and torrential showers tore through the golf course. Surveying the damage, it appeared like TPC had been battered by a hurricane. Close, but not quite — according to tournament director Eddie Carbone, it was a microburst that came unexpectedly.

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Mar
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Tiger Woods approached the 10th tee at TPC Blue Monster and laughed when the horn blew, halting play at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Just in time.

As Tiger passed by Anthony Kim, who was hitting in the practice bunker, AK asked, “Are you going to the game (Lakers vs. Heat) tonight?” Informed that he was, AK said, “I’ll see you there.” It sounds like just about every player is planning to be at the American Airlines Arena tonight — the question is whether they’ll make it in time for tip-off (if play is resumed).

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Jan
14
2011

Maintenance worker pumps out the mini-lakes that have developed at Waialae Country Club

Waialae Country Club was practically submerged under water on Thursday, according to PGA Tour officials. The opening round of the first full-field event of the season was postponed due to heavy rainfall the past few nights. Between Wednesday and Thursday, four inches of precipitation was recorded, turning the course into Lake Waialae or an extension of the Pacific Ocean just yards away.

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