PEBBLE BEACH — Saturday’s third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was suspended for the day due to high winds and that is forcing a Monday finish to the tournament.
The PGA Tour moved up Saturday’s tee times by an hour due to the harsh winds in the forecast. However, conditions were deemed unplayable a little after noon local time, with the ninth hole at Monterey Peninsula cited as the problem. Justin Rose and Chad Ramey were the professionals on the ninth when play was stopped. Action at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill was paused at 12:20 p.m.
Initially play was expected to resume at 2 p.m., but around 1:30 p.m. the PGA Tour announced conditions had not improved. Play for the day was called at 2:48 p.m. Rain is in the forecast for Sunday morning until about noon, with winds at about 16 mph. PGA Tour rules official Mark Dusbabek told CBS, “We’re going to have some things to fight through [Sunday].”
Play will resume on Sunday at 8 a.m. local time.
The tournament’s three-course, pro-am format adds a layer of complication regarding a Sunday finish. A PGA Tour spokesperson said the final groups of the fourth round will likely only get nine holes completed, meaning there will be a Monday finish. The forecast for Monday is for sunny skies, a high temperature of 57 and 11 mph winds.
Amateurs will not be featured in the fourth round, with the am portion of the event ending after 54 holes. The cut will come at 65 professionals, up from the normal 60 for this event.
A PGA Tour spokesperson told Golf Digest winds were measured at 32 mph at Pebble Beach when play was called.
This is the first time that play has been suspended due to wind since the first round of the 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship.