The course has been hit by two-and-a-half times the average December rainfall over the past two weeks. Said a spokesperson from the New Zealand weather bureau, Its been absolutely terrible.
The weather will only dampen ticket sales, which were already slow, despite the presence of world No. 1 Tiger Woods.
Promoter Open 2002 Ltd has dished out $2 million ' more than four times the total purse of the tournament ' to lure Woods to the event. Officials declined to release the exact number of spectators needed for the risky venture to break even.
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