Cold temperatures force cancellation of golf Pro-Am

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Cold temperatures have led to a frozen golf course and the cancellation of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Silver Pro-Am on Wednesday.

The TPC Scottsdale said temperatures are expected to continue to hover in the low 30s throughout the rest of the day.

Anyone who comes to the tournament today can enter free of charge.

Used general admission Wednesday-specific tickets can be presented at the tournament ticket window and can be exchanged for an Any Day ticket.

Some of the venues and concession stands will remain open until 3 p.m.

The Grayhawk Pro-Am has also been canceled along with the Triwest Healthcare Alliance Shot at Glory.

The Bird's Nest is still planning to open at 3:30 p.m. today for tonight's scheduled concerts by Duck Soup and the Doobie Brothers.

“We looked at the golf course early this morning, tried to wait as long as we could to try and get 18 holes in,” said Slugger White, VP Rules and Competition with the PGA TOUR. “We knew if it got to 11:00 that it was going to be nine holes, and it just didn't get any better.  Jeff Plotts and his crew have been out there.  The greens are still frozen.  The approaches are frozen.  And it just would do a tremendous amount of damage if we walked on it, just tracking everything up with the greens being frozen.”

No word on how the weather might affect the rest of the week.