High winds and rain forced a "possible " Monday finish at the 2009 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am. "Possible" because more rain was predicted overnight and into Monday. The last Monday finish at this event was in 2000 when Tiger Woods came back from 7 down with 7 holes to play to capture the victory. Dustin Johnson has the prohibitive lead this year at -15, four in front of Mike Weir. Mark Russell, the PGA TOUR tournament director at Pebble, said if half of the field completes the fourth round on Monday, the tour is required to complete all 72 holes no matter how long it takes. Full field scores.
Nary a shot was struck today as winds toppled a 40 foot tree and water pooled on the greens. A victory by the long hitting Johnson would give him a spot in the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship at the end of this month as well as a seat in the year's first two majors. Strong rumor has it that Tiger Woods will make his return in the WGC event.
Tomorrow's action, if the tournament can be played, will be broadcast on the Golf Channel. Still, it's starting to evoke memories of the 1998 tourney that was completed in August after weather prevented the finish.