Weather Ends Pebble Early

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The rain ends the Pebble Beach golf tournament early.

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The final round of the AT&T National Pro-Am has been canceled after 54 holes due to weather and poor conditions at the golf course.

    Dustin Johnson has been declared the winner of the event, and a trophy presentation is scheduled to be held later Monday.

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    The final round of the tournament was postponed Sunday because of weather, but golfers were scheduled to hit the links starting at 7:30 a.m. today.

    But damage to the course, and the continued steady downpour along the Central Coast, gave officials of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am justification for canceling the event altogether.

    The wind was so strong on Sunday that a tree was knocked over near the third hole. Crews removed the tree, but the wind gusts proved to be too much to overcome on Sunday.

    Johnson had built a four-shot lead Saturday with a 67 at Poppy Hills.

    Former Masters champion Mike Weir was alone in second at minus 11, followed by two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen, who is third at 10-under-par 206.

    Bob Estes and Mark Calcavecchia share fourth place at minus 9, followed by D.J. Trahan, Kevin Chappell, Bill Lunde and Chris Stroud, who are tied for sixth at eight-under 208.

    The 24-year-old Johnson joins Anthony Kim as the only players under 25 with two PGA Tour victories.

    This one comes at a good time, for he moves into the top 50 in the world and qualifies for the Accenture Match Play Championship next week, along with the first two majors.

    The tournament been shortened to 54 holes for weather-related problems five times in the history of the event.