Hail suspends final round of Pebble Beach Pro-Am


PEBBLE BEACH — Rare hail made Pebble Beach’s famed greens suddenly resemble an ice-skating rink Sunday, forcing a suspension of play at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Paul Casey and Phil Mickelson were about to tee off in the final group when the hailstorm struck. As they found shelter, groundskeepers used leaf blowers and squeegees to clear the greens.

So that’s how you clear hail from a green at the 2nd hole of @attproam as play stops. @mercnews @CamInman #ATTProAm #PebbleBeach pic.twitter.com/uI3J5dv2JO

— Jose Carlos Fajardo (@jcfphotog) February 10, 2019

Final-round temperatures were in the mid-40s at about 10:30 a.m., but the 12 mph wind made conditions feel like 40 degrees, and then the hail arrived to make Pebble Beach into a winter wonderland.

Hail falls from the sky on the 2nd hole of @attproam as play stops. @mercnews @CamInman #ATTProAm #PebbleBeach pic.twitter.com/iSpdQJHxMA

— Jose Carlos Fajardo (@jcfphotog) February 10, 2019

Rain and wind have hammered the course off and on throughout the past week.

This tournament’s famed Crosby Weather piqued in 1962 when snow delayed the final round, prompting 1952 champion Jimmy Demeret’s famous quote: “I know I got loaded last night but how did I end up in Squaw Valley.”

Hail @attproam (and I don’t mean Hale Irwin)! pic.twitter.com/RyIIxRKo8T

— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 10, 2019

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

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