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The longer South Carolina’s Tommy
Gainey guarded his unlikely spot on the first
page of the Phoenix leaderboard late Sunday,
the harder it was to ignore the symbolism.
Gainey wears two golf gloves (see photo left).
Morning spectators at the Waste Management Phoenix Open all week long needed
In a year where meteorological anomalies
have made a hash of starting times all across
the global tournament landscape, Phoenix
was no exception. Daily frost delays piled up
and by Friday the resultant logistical logjam
convinced tournament officials that a Monday
finish was the best solution.
That triggered a blizzard of conflicting
opinions about whether a 54-hole event that
ends Sunday is preferable to a 72-hole
affair that has to wait until the next day for
The Post’s John Reger was on the scene
in Arizona and, inside the pages of this
edition, offers a pointed analysis of this
controversial dilemma along with the
thoughts of the key decision-makers.
Meanwhile, in the Middle East, Denmark’s
Thomas Bjorn braved fierce winds in Qatar
and dusted a strong Euro field that included
Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, the
world’s No. 1 and No. 2 players, respectively.
Westwood raised eyebrows with a missed cut.
In Australia, 2010 LPGA Player of the Year
Yani Tseng survived torrential rains to win by
seven at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian
Open. Fifteen-year-old Lexi Thompson raised
eyebrows by missing the cut there.