Darkness could affect Humana Challenge cut

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LA QUINTA, Calif. – While 156 players will fixate on beating the rest of the field at this week’s Humana Challenge, officials have historically been concerned with beating the sunset.

Situated in the Coachella Valley, when the sun dips below the mountains at the Humana Challenge, darkness comes quickly which promoted the Tour to potentially adjust this year’s 54-hole cut.

The cut will continue to be the top 70 and ties but if more than 78 players advance to Sunday’s final round the cut will be reduced to the top 60 and ties. Prize money will still be awarded to the top 70 and ties.

The last two years over 80 players (84 last year and 81 in 2013) advanced to Sunday’s final round and officials struggled to complete play, a race that is compounded if there is a playoff like there has been two of the last four years.