News & ToursFebruary 5, 2010

Wet Coast Swing, continued

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Professional golf is supposed to follow the sun, but it has gone off script here in California.

The Bob Hope Classic lost an entire day to rain, resulting in a Monday finish. It has rained here all morning on Friday, though second-round play in the Northern Trust Open has not be interrupted. But there is an 80 percent chance of rain in the afternoon and an 80 percent chance of rain on Saturday.

The PGA Tour moves north next week, for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The forecast is not favorable there, either. It is raining today and rain is forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Occasional showers are forecast for Tuesday with showers predicted for Friday and a chance of showers for Saturday.

UPDATE: Play in the second round was suspended at 5:02 p.m. because of darkness, not because of rain, though it never stopped raining all day. The second round will resume Saturday morning at 7:30.

Steve Stricker, who completed his second round, and Dustin Johnson, who has four holes left, are tied for the lead at 10-under par.

-- John Strege

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