High winds caused the suspension of play Saturday morning at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Tournament leaders were only a few holes into their third rounds when officials halted play at 11:11 a.m. PT as winds whipped across Pebble Beach Golf Links. To maintain fair competition, players were also forced off the course at Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula.
With pace of play slowed by amateur participants, it remains to be seen whether the third round will be completed by sunset Saturday. When play was stopped, Jimmy Walker had a two-shot lead over Hunter Mahan and Jordan Spieth. Mahan and Walker are playing Monterey Peninsula during the third round. Spieth is playing Pebble Beach. No player in the field was better than 2 under on his round when play was suspended.
The PGA Tour later announced that play will resume at 1:30 p.m. PT, meaning a total stoppage of play of more than two hours.
With Mother Nature making her presence known, players and media members alike took to Twitter to offer commentary on the difficult playing conditions:
I just hit my tee shot on 3 at pebble. Started over left trees and almost ended up in the hospitality tent on the right. Then he horn blew.— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonLSU) February 8, 2014
tough out here.. hit one about 60 yards right on #4 .. about 30 seconds later the horn blows.. timing a little off on both accounts— Bud Cauley (@BudCauley) February 8, 2014