PGA Tour opener delayed again, by wind

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Sunday, January 6, 2013

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- Another attempt to start the PGA Tour season was blown away Sunday.

Just more than an hour into the opening round of the Tournament of Champions, play was suspended when more 40 mph gusts came roaring down the Plantation Course at Kapalua and left officials no choice but to wipe out yet another round.

Andy Pazder, the tour's chief of operations, said earlier Sunday that the decisions not to play "were not hard" because the wind was severe.

The winners-only tournament was supposed to begin Friday, but the round was scrapped by high wind after no one had played more than eight holes. It tried to start Sunday -- the day most golf tournaments end -- and it was clear early on there would be trouble.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press


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