Thanks to an incredibly thick fog that rolled in early on Saturday and refused to leave, the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open was wiped out. The golfers will be getting underway in just under 30 minutes to complete the third round before completing as much of the fourth round as daylight will allow. The likely conclusion to the tournament will be on Monday.
The players were doing everything in their power on Saturday to stave off the boredom associated with an extended weather delay. After warming up three times, Lucas Glover and Jerry Kelly decided to try their hands at a little trick shot magic. Glover lined up two golf balls in the direction of the practice range and hit them with a wedge so that one popped straight up in the air. Kelly took a baseball swing with an inverted club and was able to send the ball flying (video of the shot is below).
Just four tournaments into this young 2013 season, the PGA Tour has seen its fair share of difficult weather conditions. The Farmers Insurance Open will likely join the Hyundai Tournament of Champions with the dubious distinction of not finishing on schedule. Unfortunately for the Tour and the players, there’s not much they can do about it, other than practice their trick shots on the range.
I’ll be keeping an eye out to see if jamming as much golf into today as possible has any impact on the golfers later in the day. Stamina will be key, and some golfers that might not have had a chance before could see their names moving up the leaderboard quite rapidly later this afternoon.