2024 WM Phoenix Open Second Round Suspended: PGA Tour Suffers Yet Another Major Setback

Published 02/09/2024, 8:23 PM EST

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Another setback for a PGA Tour event! The golf world has been facing a lot of obstacles due to incessant weather conditions over the past week. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am even saw the last day of play being called off and the tournament being closed at 54 holes. However, this time around, it’s the WM Phoenix Open that has been suspended due to unfavorable conditions.

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A post was shared by PGA TOUR Communications on X (previously known as Twitter) mentioning how the “second round of the WM Phoenix Open” has been “suspended due to darkness at 6:08 p.m.” However, it is reported to “resume at 7:30 a.m. MT,” as per the tweet shared by the official handle of the circuit.

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Lady Misfortune strikes the PGA Tour

Only a total of 48 golfers from the field of 131, excluding Carl Yuan, who withdrew, were able to finish their 18th hole on Friday, following which the round was suspended. Although Nick Taylor has managed to hold onto the T1 place, he could only do so by tying with Andrew Novak, who also finished day 2 at 12-under. His record lead of 5 strokes after the first day was reduced to two, with Maverick McNealy tailing close behind the pair.

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On Wednesday, Andrew Putnam shared a video showcasing the situation at TPC Scottsdale. The tweet he posted on X displayed heavy rain at the course leading to the greens, apparently turning into a river of sorts owing to the downpour. Moreover, the Pro-Am on the same day was canceled as well, leading the celebrities to take a shot on the 16th at 2:30 PM local time.

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Sadly, this is not the first time bad weather has plagued the Jay Monahan-led circuit in 2024. Although it was good news for Wyndham Clark, the final day of play at the second signature event at Pebble Beach Golf Links was called off, leading to the American being crowned as the champion as a result of him scoring 17-under with numbers 72-67-60.

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The current tournament seems to be in a more perilous situation as opposed to the last one. The reason? Only the last day of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was affected. However, the event at Maricopa County was forced to be called off even before reaching halfway through. Nevertheless, ardent fans of the PGA Tour would undoubtedly be hoping to watch the remainder of the event in full glory, unlike the previous tourney.

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