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.
There is extensive damage from high winds at Pebble Beach that includes collapsed tented structures and camera towers along with downed trees.
Currently only essential employees are allowed through the gates to Pebble Beach. Falling trees due to high winds are a big concern. This is on HWY 1 just 500 yards from the Pebble Beach exit. pic.twitter.com/UDHdrKBf6r
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.
While Pebble is completely unplayable to play today due to wind… the shots we would’ve had to hit on 7 today would have been worth it in itself. 95 yards down the hill…. In and off the left 40 mph… just a chip 5 iron 😂
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.