Golf

Two gloves not enough for warmth

At the frosty Phoenix Open, it was fitting that a guy called "Tommy Two Gloves" had a share of the lead.

Not that Tommy Gainey thinks the extra glove really helps in cold conditions.

“I don’t necessarily think it’s an advantage when it’s real cold, and I’ll tell you why, because when the temperature started dropping, I mean, my hands, even though I had the gloves on, they were still freezing,” Gainey said.

Gainey and Mark Wilson reached 11 under Friday before second-round play was suspended because of darkness in the frost-delayed tournament that will finish Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Wilson played 14 holes in the second round, and Gainey finished nine.

Frost delayed play until just after 11 a.m., after play Thursday was delayed four hours. The delays pushed much of the second round to today.

The temperature was 42 when play started, reached 52 and was 48 when play was suspended a little after 6 p.m.

The temperature was expected to fall into the mid 30s overnight, cold enough to force another frost delay.

ELSEWHERE

World No. 1 Lee Westwood shot a 3-over 75 to miss the cut at the Qatar Masters, opening the door for Martin Kaymer to replace him at the top if he can finish second. Kaymer is 10 shots behind Markus Brier of Austria (7-under 137). Taiwan’s Yani Tseng has a two-shot lead after two rounds of Women’s Australian Open, where storms delayed the schedule in Melbourne. Tseng, the defending champion, is three shots ahead of Americans Jennifer Song and Cindy LaCrosse (6-under 140).

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