Phoenix Open Golf Tournament : McCumber’s Late Finish Ties Glasson for Top Spot

Associated Press

Mark McCumber grabbed a share of the lead moments before darkness halted second-round play in the $700,000 Phoenix Open golf tournament Friday.

McCumber completed two trips over the windblown TPC course in 133, putting him in a tie, at 9 under par, with Billy Glasson.

McCumber, a member of the United States’ winning World Cup team last fall, had a second-round 69.


“It was a very hard day. It started in winds and ended in darkness. The last two holes I couldn’t see the greens,” McCumber said.

Glasson, playing in the worst of the gusty winds, shot a 68, which included an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

Twelve players, including challenger Ben Crenshaw, did not complete their rounds because of darkness. They marked their positions and were scheduled to return early this morning to complete second-round play.

Crenshaw was at 7 under par with 1 hole to go.