News & ToursJuly 16, 2010

Play resumes after delay due to high winds

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- And you thought they'd play in anything in the British Open.

It turns out there are even limits over here to what golfers can withstand, with play being suspended at around 2:40 p.m. local time thanks to strong winds that were causing balls to oscillate on the greens.

With Tiger Woods facing a par putt on the first green, three air horns sounded to announce the suspension.

"Time for a pint, Tiger!" a voice called out from the gallery.

No word yet on how long a delay they expect. As irony would have it, it was one of the few times all week that skies were sunny.

"I'm surprised they called play. We've seen much harder wind speeds but haven't had play suspended. Unfortunately, I don't think it's dropping any time soon," said Stewart Cink, who was on the third hole when play was suspended.

UPDATE: Play resumes at 3:45 local time after a delay of more than an hour.

-- Sam Weinman and Ryan Herrington

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