facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Play suspended at the Houston Open

April 2, 2009 at 7:58 PM   |   Comments

HUMBLE, Texas, April 2 (UPI) -- Strong winds Thursday forced the suspension of the first round of the PGA Houston Open in Humble, Texas.

Wind gusts reached 35 mph and wind was causing golf balls to move on the greens at the Redstone Golf Course.

"We just couldn't conduct the competition so we had to call it," Vice President for Rules, Competition and Administration for the PGA Tour, Mark Russell, told reporters.

The tournament's start had been delayed more than two hours Thursday morning because of rain storms, but Friday's forecast is for better weather with winds of 10 mph.

Before play was called, the leader was Lee Westwood at 4-under par through nine holes.

"It was pretty tricky," Westwood said. "Once you got out in the exposed areas, it was blowing the ball away 10 feet at times. That's the time when it gets silly (and) there's no other option."

Topics: Mark Russell
© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo for 7-year deal
2
Dolphins cut TE Egnew
3
Yankees host White Sox trying to stay in playoff hunt
4
Wainwright squares off vs. Phils hoping for 16th victory
5
Fister, Nats eye 11th straight win in opener with Giants
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback