PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club


A Monday finish at the Women's Open

July 10, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. -- Mother Nature is the leader in the clubhouse at the 66th U.S. Women's Open. Play was suspended twice on Sunday: at 3:18 p.m. MT, due to inclement weather; then again at 8 o'clock, due to darkness. The last time weather has delayed the finish of a Women's Open past Sunday was in 1987 at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey.

Thirty golfers have yet to finish their final rounds, and they'll be ushered to the East Course at 8 a.m. on Monday. Following Sunday's 15-hour marathon, most of these players are relieved to resume their rounds after much-needed sleep.

"I'm excited I get to come out here and finish it tomorrow, because playing the last two holes in the dark probably wouldn't have been fun," said Cristie Kerr, who was standing on the 17th tee box when play was suspended. "Playing that much golf and having that much of a long day, I'll come out fresh tomorrow and rested."