Bad Weather Postpones The PGA Tour’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am, & The Scenes From The Area Are Wild

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On the heels of an electrifying 12-under 60 from Wyndham Clark that put him atop the leaderboard through three rounds, the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was put on hold until Monday due to inclement weather.

The good news is, it appears the PGA Tour intends to finish out all 72 holes with the early start on Monday. Let’s just hope people in the area can stay safe, though, because my goodness, some of the scenery we’re getting from that particular area of California looks downright scary.

Ben Griffin is one of the golfers in the field this week, and he shared a video of what it’s like outside amid extreme winds.

Former Tour player and current broadcaster Smylie Kaufman shared a photo of some downed tree wreckage in the middle of the road to show just how powerful Mother Nature can be:

More power to you if you can make out any of what Andrew Putnam is saying without bursting your eardrums. Wouldn’t recommend headphones for this one!

These videos sound like a satanic elemental scream that’s doing everything in its power to prevent the rest of this golf tournament from happening.

The textbook classic case of, “YEAH, I’ll take a rain check!” Not that the most extreme elements have always stopped golfers from finishing their rounds after making the dream pilgrimage to Pebble Beach.

I wish we could see the pros hit at least a few shots under these circumstances. The club selections and banana ball movements you’d get with such high winds would be must-see TV and downright hysterical. You’d just have to make sure everyone was safe enough first and foremost.

Justin Thomas, who’s in contention and has had a nice run of four straight top-five finishes recently after a serious slump, more or less seconded Griffin’s dream scenario about playing the iconic par-3 seventh hole amid such duress.

Pebble Beach looks to brutal to play right now even if this were an Open Championship. That’s part of its charm and why it’s my favorite major, because they’ll play through just about anything in pursuit of the Claret Jug. Anyway, the PGA Tour made the right call here to suspend play, admit defeat, and get back after it with a Monday finish.

While you wait for tomorrow to see if Clark can hang on against the likes of Ludvig Aberg and a stacked pack of contenders, enjoy the defending U.S. Open champion’s highlights from Saturday. You’ll see just how close he came to a 59, leaving all three of his final first putts short but right in the heart of the hole.

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