Although most PGA Tour events end on Sunday, high winds forced officials to cancel play Sunday at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions for the third day in a row. The professional golfers will try to get the first rounds in Monday, with 36 holes scheduled for Monday and 18 holes for Tuesday at the Kapalua Resort on Maui.
The tournament will be shortened to 54 holes.
Play was delayed by four hours Sunday and after playing for a little more than an hour, the golfers were called off the course. Play up to that point was declared “null and void,” just as it had been on Friday. The first round of play is now scheduled to begin Monday at 7:10 a.m. HT.
“We had gusts in the high 30s when we were starting and then when we stopped, they were 48 miles an hour,” Slugger White, the PGA Tour’s vice president of rules and completion, told reporters. “It's difficult walking out there, and hitting golf shots, and it's just one of those things.”
Twenty of the golfers in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions are scheduled to play in the Sony Open this week in Hawaii, with competition rounds set to begin Thursday. The scheduled Tuesday finish will also create a time crunch for broadcast crews that must move the broadcast equipment from Maui to Oahu.