Match Play: Weather made it tougher for fans

2013-02-25T22:28:00Z Match Play: Weather made it tougher for fansDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 25, 2013 10:28 pm  • 

The lasting image of the 2013 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is an obvious one.

When 64 of the world’s best golfers were supposed to be tackling The Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Wednesday, they were nowhere to be found on the course.

Rather than competing in the first round, the world’s best were enjoying their snow day.

Snowmen were built, snowball fights were had and jokes were told.

“It was fun,” said Judy McDermott, the executive director of the Tucson Conquistadores. “It was something that was different and fun and the players had a good time with it.”

Indeed it did show the field in a different light.

But while players were keeping busy and having fun, it wasn’t golf weather.

The snow forced play to halt a little after 11 a.m., on Wednesday and then caused five delays Thursday morning because it was slow to melt.

“It was an adventure,” McDermott said. “It’s something that has really never happened. The tournament always gets so much coverage both nationally and internationally and this year it was getting attention because of the weather.

Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.

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