A deluge of rain initially forced a one-hour delay, which became a four-hour delay before the first round of the 2011 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu was officially postponed until Friday.
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Heavy rain on Thursday morning thoroughly soaked the course, which was already wet due to storms earlier in the week, including one that canceled Wednesday's Pro-Am.
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Standing water was common throughout the course on Thursday, including in sand traps and fairways.
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The plan is to play the first round Friday, the second round Saturday, and the final 36 holes on Sunday.
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Maintenance crews were hard at work all day doing their best to clear the course of water.
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The ninth fairway at Waialae Country Club.
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In addition to the course, all practice facilities at the club were closed on Thursday.
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