The final round at Pebble Beach was postponed to Monday due to weather

Pebble Beach, Calif. – The final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has been postponed to Monday morning due to inclement weather and safety concerns, the PGA Tour announced.

“Although the rain is expected to clear later today, strong winds are expected to continue throughout the day,” a tournament spokesperson said in a statement. “Due to safety concerns, there will be no golf on Sunday.”

PGA Tour officials assessed the course at 5 a.m. PT Sunday before delaying the start of the final round twice over the course of the morning. With possible wind gusts of up to 60 mph, the tour was officially postponed to Monday by tour officials at 9:30 a.m.

Final round times for the 80-player field that did not make the cut after two rounds have been rescheduled to start at 8 a.m. PT through 10:25 a.m. Monday. Last year, multiple weather delays throughout the tournament led to the tournament ending on Monday as well.

“Obviously our regulations state that we need to make every effort to play 72 holes, including playing on Monday,” chief umpire Gary Young told the media on Saturday. “If we can't play [Sunday]We'll come first thing Monday morning, do that [the process] once again. We will not start playing on Monday if we know that we will not be able to finish the round on Monday. So, the timing will mean that we will have to start playing on Monday by 10:15am at the latest in order to complete play.

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According to Young, finishing play on Tuesday will only be possible if play resumes on Sunday or Monday and at least half of the field finishes the fourth round by Monday before play is suspended. If play cannot resume by 10:15 a.m. Monday, or if at least half of the field is not finished on the restart, the PGA Tour's second signature event of the season must be called.

The round will then revert to standings at the 54-hole mark to determine the winner. Wyndham Clark currently leads after the third round at 17 under with a record 60 on Saturday, while Ludwig Aberg missed an eagle putt at 18 and made one putt.

While Monday's forecast looks better than Sunday, up to 0.4 inches of rain is still expected on a track that has received a lot of rain over the past four days. Several golf balls have already been snapped and lost due to the conditions, Young said Saturday.

“We're already dealing with a very wet golf course,” Young said. “And at that point, we make the decision as to whether we think the standards of professional golf are there or not. We just want to make sure that on Monday, if we get to that point, the golf course is the way it is and we're having a good tournament.”

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