Weather hampering Tournament of Champions in Kapalua

Weather hampering Tournament of Champions in Kapalua
January 4, 2013, 11:45 pm
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For 30 of the PGA Tour's best, today's monsoon-like weather brought only fools gold. (Kelly McCarthy)

Kelly McCarthy
For CSNBayArea.com

Tick tock and tack on another weather delay at the Kapalua Plantation course. 

The opening round action of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions did not get off to a good start Friday, and for some of the players it never even began. 

Things seemed hopeful Saturday morning looking out from the ninth hole when the sun peeked out and sprouted a rainbow over the Pacific Ocean.  And according to an old adage "at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold". But for 30 of the PGA Tour's best, today's monsoon-like weather brought only fool's gold.

After two days and five weather delays caused by high wind and rain, the decision was made to cancel the round once again. 

PGA rules officials announced just before the scheduled 10:30 am  start that the opening round would not be played Saturday. 

Players and officials will try to tee off early Sunday to get in 36 holes of golf, and play a final 18 on Monday.  Reduction to 54 holes will create urgency and purpose from the players, which will make for exciting and aggressive golf.