Arizona Match Play Halted by ... Snowstorm!

Arizona Match Play Halted by ... Snowstorm!

Branden Grace, a 24-year-old South African, arrived at WGC-Accenture Match Play at Dove Mountain on Wednesday morning excited about his first-round match with Robert Garrigus.

Grace was making his first appearance in the event after winning five worldwide titles in 2012. But about a half hour before his 11:35 a.m. MT tee time, his start was put on hold as snow halted play in the desert.

As most players retreated to the locker room to dry off, Grace ventured outdoors to make a phone call. That's when he felt the pelt of a snowball on his back. And for the next few minutes, he engaged in a spirited snowball fight with a bored caddie.

When play was officially called for the day at 3:05 p.m. ET, all Grace could do was look toward Thursday, where there will be no snow but temperatures in the mid-30s in the morning and 50s in the afternoon. First-round play will resume on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. ET, with the second round to start mid-day.

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