Mark Wilson may have a knack for winning weather-walloped tournaments.
The Wisconsin native leads the wind-swept Humana Challenge by three shots as third round play was suspended due to gusts in upwards of 50 mph. With three holes to finish on Sunday morning before the final round, Wilson is looking at another marathon between him and a PGA Tour title.
Each of Wilson’s two 2011 wins came in events where weather delays forced a frantic finish. Wilson won the Sony Open in Hawaii after playing 36 holes without a bogey on Sunday at Waialae. Three weeks later, Wilson defeated Jason Dufner in a Monday playoff for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, plagued all week by desert frost.
Wilson will go for his fifth PGA Tour win on Sunday, as play resumes at 7:30 a.m. local time. The final round is set to get moving right around lunch.
Wilson may be the Jim Cantore of golfers – thriving when weather is at its worst. Consider his expert opinion, then, on the prospects of finishing on Sunday.
“I doubt it. I've done the math. I don't know how they can get it done tomorrow,” he said. “But if we do, I would love to get it done. More power to them.”