Heavy rains postpone 2nd round of Hope Classic
Heavy rains have forced the postponement of the second round of the
Bob Hope Classic.
The latest wave of Southern California's major rainstorms hit the Palm Springs area Wednesday afternoon and scarcely let up Thursday morning, with water pooling on greens and fairways throughout the event's four courses.
With better weather in the forecast for Friday and the weekend, tournament organizers quickly decided to scrap Thursday's play.
The Hope Classic is the PGA Tour's only five-day, four-course event, giving the tournament extra time to make up Thursday's lost round.
Shane Bertsch leads after Wednesday's opening round with a 10-under 62, two strokes ahead of Jeff Quinney and Alex Prugh.