|17th Green at Pebble from our vantage in United Fairway Club|
Rain comes to Monterey Peninsula, delays AT&T Pro-Am
What locals still like to call "Crosby Weather" has dropped 0.62 inches of rain on the Monterey Peninsula, 0.42 in Salinas, and well over an inch in parts of Big Sur, even delaying the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for about three hours. Forecaster Bob Benjamin of the National Weather Service's Monterey station said rain began falling on Marina shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and became measurable at the Monterey Peninsula Airport at 10 p.m.
|In the United Fairway Club|
|In the Stands at the 5th|
Andre Loupe leads soggy Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Rain soaked the Monterey Peninsula in the morning, which was great news for an area desperate for rain, not so much for the tournament. Puddles quickly formed on the greens at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, forcing play to be stopped on all three courses.
Monterey Peninsula played the easiest, and Loupe took advantage. He never had to scramble for par, missed only one fairway and only two of his birdies were over 10 feet. This was his first trip to the area, and it was everything he imagined. “This place is amazing,” Loupe said with a smile as wide as a fairway...
Pebble Beach played the toughest, though the weather was not nearly bad enough to make that much of a difference with only a cool breeze and no rain the rest of the day. Jimmy Walker, already a two-time winner this season, got up-and-down for birdie on the 18th for a 66, the best score at Pebble.
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