January 6 2013
Wind once again wiped out play in the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Sunday.
"We tried," PGA TOUR Vice President of Rules and Competition Slugger White said.
Mother Nature wouldn't cooperate, however. With winds gusting near 50 mph, golf balls wouldn't stay on greens or on tees.
As a result, the slate will be wiped clean and the first round will be re-started on Monday with players going off both tees beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET.
Officials hope to get in 36 holes on Monday and 18 more on Tuesday for the event to be official. The last Tuesday finish on the PGA TOUR came in 2006 at the Booz Allen Classic.
Six players had yet to tee off when the horn sounded on Sunday.
After a four-hour delay to begin the day, players teed off on the windblown Maui course. It didn't take long for the conditions to wreak havoc.
Matt Kuchar watched as his ball got blown off the tee on No. 10.
Ben Curtis saw his ball blow off the green on No. 11 en route to a double bogey. He later added a triple bogey.
Not long after, play was stopped for good and scores discarded for a second time this week. High winds also wiped out Friday's originally scheduled opening round.
"We were OK for 30-45 minutes, then the bottom fell out," White said. "It's unfortunate. It started off bad and got worse."