Wednesday, February 2

Jack Frost Is Late Entry in Phoenix Open

IT’S COLD IN PHOENIX. How cold? It’s so cold that people are actually wearing sweaters instead of just tying them around their necks. Seriously, the current temperature in Phoenix is 42. But it feels like 33. The Sun Belt has iced over.

The temperature had only climbed to 35 degrees at 11 a.m. today at TPC Scottsdale, site of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Tournament officials, through chattering teeth, I expect, canceled the pro-am.

“There’s a reason why people move here from up north in winter,” Geoff Ogilvy told the AP, “and it’s not for days like this.”

The PGA Tour’s Slugger White didn’t sound too hopeful. It might not be any warmer tomorrow. With frozen greens a possibility, Thursday’s first round may be postponed.

Maybe all the players will head to Starbucks for a hot chocolate and to read up on the rules.

−The Armchair Golfer

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