Thursday, February 2, 2012

Darkness Halts Round 1 in Phoenix

by Roz Roberts III

Early morning frost delayed the start of round one at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and, as a result, a large number of afternoon rounds weren't able to be completed before darkness set in over the Scottsdale area.  Michael Thompson was midway through his fourteenth hole when the horn sounded.  At 7:30am Arizona time on Friday morning, Michael will face a 28 foot for birdie on the par four fourteenth hole.  He is currently one under par and tied for 50th.  First round leader Ryan Palmer finished the first round at seven under par.

The early morning re-start means that Michael's first professional encounter with par three sixteenth hole known as "The Coliseum" will certainly be more subdued than it would have been yesterday afternoon although I'm sure the Mimosas and Bloody Mary's will be plentiful.

After his first round is complete, Michael will have a short break before his second round gets underway. Round two is scheduled to begin on time which means Michael's second round would start at 8:42am local time although additional frost delays are possible.

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