First round in Honolulu washed out

Updated: January 13, 2011, 1:49 PM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- The first full-field event of the PGA Tour will have to wait another day to get started.

The opening round of the Sony Open was washed out Thursday because of heavy overnight rain that left too much water on Waialae Country Club. Some fairways and bunkers were impossible to play.

Tour officials say the first two rounds will be played Friday and Saturday, with 36 holes played Sunday. The cut will be nearest to 60 players, although everyone in the top 70 will get credit for a cut and get paid.

It is important to finish on Sunday. The next PGA Tour event is the Bob Hope Classic, a 90-hole tournament that begins Wednesday.


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