DORAL, Fla. – The dramatic nature of the weather change in the second round of the WGC-CA Championship took players by surprise Friday at the TPC Blue Monster.
They left the course for a second suspension of play due to bad weather at 2:37 p.m. with PGA Tour officials announcing they intended to resume play at 5 p.m.
Robert Allenby said the weather change hit hard and fast with Jim Furyk’s drive in the air at the second hole, their 11th hole of the day.
“Changed mid-flight,” Allenby said.
The wind turned completely around after Furyk hit his drive, going from a hard southerly blow to a hard northerly blow. Allenby hit a 5-wood before the wind changed and Furyk couldn’t drive it by him with a driver after the wind turned.
“To do a complete 180, it was pretty amazing,” Allenby said.
Allenby was asked if he’s ever seen weather change that quickly.
“I’m from Melbourne,” the Aussie said. “We have four seasons in one day there.”
Rain hit hard causing the first weather suspension at 1:28 p.m. with play resuming 32 minutes later.