January 26 2013
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The Farmers Insurance Open appears headed for a Monday finish as the fog continues to blanket Torrey Pines.
"As you can see, we can barely see the first tee from here," Mark Russell, the PGA TOUR's vice president of rules, competition and administration, just told CBS announcer David Feherty.
"We've pretty much lost a whole day right now and it looks like we might have to play Monday. Our regulations say we need to play 72 holes and to do that we might need to go into Monday."
Play was originally set to begin at 10:20 a.m. ET (7:20 a.m. PT). After a three-hour delay, play finally got under way -- but only for five minutes.
The tournament has been in a holding pattern ever since. Officials had hoped to start at 3:20 p.m. ET but the marine layer returned before play could resume.
Three players have completed one hole. A total of 87 players made the 36-hole cut, necessitating a two-tee start with threesomes.