DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Strong gusts have suspended play at the Cadillac Championship, destroyed the large manual scoreboard near the 18th green at Doral and toppled a TV tower into a pond behind the ninth green.
Players were removed from the golf course at 11:45 a.m. Thursday as a storm system approached.
Less than an hour later, a microburst sent the scoreboard crashing down. PGA Tour officials surveying the damage said it could not be repaired.
Two television towers toppled – one behind the eighth green, the other behind the ninth green – and the top of the tower was submerged in a small pond behind the ninth.
None of the structures would affect play, and the first round was to resume at 2:30 p.m.