Frost delays World Challenge tee times one hour


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The PGA Tour's new wraparound schedule hasn't thwarted the havoc that Mother Nature has wreaked on golf tournaments this year.

The Northwestern Mutual World Challenge is the latest casualty, as a predictable frost delay has pushed back opening-round tee times by one hour.

The first round will now begin at 1:30 p.m. E.T. Tournament host Tiger Woods will tee off alongside Matt Kuchar at 2:25.

Overnight lows dipped into the low-30s Thursday morning, prompting the early delay.

Don't expect this to be a one-time deal, either. That low temperature is expected to remain consistent throughout the tournament's four days, with highs in the mid-50s during the early part of the afternoons.