Apparently 3rd time really is the charm. The PGA Tour started for the third time on Monday – the day it was supposed to finish – after two days of delays. High winds at Kapalua led to scrapped play on Saturday and Sunday. There were some wind on Monday, but it died down as the day wore on so the players pushed to complete 36 holes then with an 18-hole finish on Tuesday.
Matt Kuchar had been critical of the attempt to play Sunday saying, “After we went through Friday and then having Saturday blown out, as well, we were kind of expecting that today. With the wind being as strong as it was this morning … I think most guys pretty much could have told you what was going to happen in the locker room.”
Golf Channel was questioned about how the delay would affect next week’s game in Oahu:
“Q. Have you guys discussed with the Golf Channel, is there any issues with getting equipment to Oahu or the Sony broadcast on Thursday?
ANDY PAZDER: There is, yeah. The equipment that’s here has to get barged over to Oahu, get set up and so forth. We have had conversations with Golf Channel, moving on into a Tuesday finish here, Golf Channel is indicating that they feel reasonably comfortable that they can produce or provide a show on Thursday from Sony.
Obviously we are sensitive to that. But right now our most important focus is on the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and that’s what our decisions are being based upon, which is getting 54 holes in.”
Wind and rain stopped play over the weekend so it’s anyone’s guess how Tuesday will go.