Sunday, February 15
Rainy Days and Monday Finishes Always Get Me Down
The 18th hole at Pebble Beach on a nice day. (Swang/Flickr)
I FLIPPED ON CBS late this afternoon and Phil Mickelson was leading the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Wait a second. What happened to Dustin “Long Ball” Johnson?
Weather delay. They were showing a replay of Lefty’s 2007 victory at Pebble.
“Rains are expected to continue Monday, but the key element will be the strength of the winds, which were the decisive factor in wiping out Sunday's play,” reported PGATour.com. “Wind gusts up to 60 mph caused dangerous situations for players and spectators, prompting tournament officials to try again Monday.”
In fact, they might not get it in, which would make it the first rain-shortened Pebble event since 1999 when the late Payne Stewart won.
No “W” for Wie. Michelle Wie was in the driver’s seat at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay until she knocked her tee shot into a water hazard on the 11th hole. Things unraveled from there, and Angela Stanford raced past the Hawaiian to claim her third LPGA title in her last seven starts.
P.S. CBS just wrapped its coverage, and Phil Mickelson is still the 2007 winner.
−The Armchair Golfer