Match Play: Snow at PGA events a Tucson thing

2013-02-20T22:00:00Z Match Play: Snow at PGA events a Tucson thingBy Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 20, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

Stewart Williams didn’t have to think long about the last time he saw pillows of snow blanketing a PGA Tour event.

“Well,” the Tour meteorologist said, “it happened here, two years ago.”

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship took a snow day Wednesday before any of the 64 players could finish their match — and before 18 could even start.

The four hours between the opening drive and a driving snowstorm ranks “up there” with the most bizarre weather events Mark Russell, the PGA Tour Vice President of Rules and Competition, had ever seen.

Still, it wasn’t rare for Tucson.

Consider: since the 2005 BellSouth Classic in Georgia, it’s snowed twice during PGA Tour events.

Both times were at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain.

Read more about the weather at Match Play in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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