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Humana Challenge: Play halted because of high winds

January 21, 2012 |  1:57 pm


Play has been halted on all three golf courses in use Saturday for the third round of the Humana Challenge because of high winds.

Gusts of more than 25 mph began around 12:30. Play was halted first at La Quinta Country Club, but golfers have also been brought off the PGA West Nicklaus Private and Palmer Private courses as well.

Mark Wilson, the Wisconsin native who famously wore a cheesehead last year while he was winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open, is the tournament leader. He is at 21 under par for the tournament and five under today through 15 holes at La Quinta.

Second-round co-leader Ben Crane is in second, three shots back through 12 holes at La Quinta, and John Mallinger of Long Beach is one of three golfers tied for third at 16 under.

Two-time tournament winner Phil Mickelson is in danger of missing the cut that will come after today's round even though he is four under on the day. He is five under for the tournament and said, "I would like to play tomorrow."

Mickelson is still hoping to pile on some more birdies. The cut is being projected at about six under right now.


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-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Mark Wilson watches his tee shot at No. 13 on Saturday before wind gusts forced golfers off the courses at the Humana Challenge. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images