Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 2:44 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Storm roars through Doral just before Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson tee off

By Cindy Boren

Heavy rains and strong winds tore through the site of the WGC-Cadillac Championship today in Doral, Fla., minutes before Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were to tee off.

According to tournament officials, 17 trees were ripped out of the ground and a TV tower and leaderboard were demolished by winds that reached 52 miles per hour. Players were called into the clubhouse at 11:45 a.m. and officials hoped to have them back on the course by 2:30.

"It really was like a hurricane," Vijay Singh told the Golf Channel.

There are tv towers in bunkers, the main scoreboard has blown over, the course will take a little while to get ready, hope we get out thereless than a minute ago via Twittelator

By Cindy Boren  | March 10, 2011; 2:44 PM ET
Categories:  Golf, Tiger Woods  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Yogi Berra taken to hospital as precaution after fall in Yankees' clubhouse
Next: Drew Brees promises to 'keep fighting' as NFL labor deadline nears

Comments

Miss it, Tiger -- miss it for Elin.......

Posted by: JPMcC | March 10, 2011 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company