Rain gives PGA first cancellation since 1966

April 06, 1991

WOODLANDS, TEXAS — THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- PGA Tour and tournament officials canceled the $1 million Independent Insurance Agent Open yesterday and rescheduled it for Oct. 23-26, after steady rain washed out the first two rounds.

It was the first PGA Tour event canceled since the 1966 Houston Open that was rescheduled in November and won by Arnold Palmer.

Tomorrow's nationally televised final round will be replaced by a 48-man team scramble with 16 three-man teams competing for $100,000 in prizes.

Senior PGA Tradition

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Phil Rodgers, still seeking his first victory on the Senior PGA Tour, shot a 5-under-par 67 to build a six-stroke lead over five players after two rounds.

Rodgers, who set a course record with a 65 Thursday on the 6,864-yard Cochise layout at Desert Mountain, was at 12-under-par 132 at the halfway mark of the $800,000 tournament.

Defending champion Jack Nicklaus, making his Seniors season debut on a course he designed, also shot 73 after a 71 on Thursday.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tracy Kerdyk shot a career-low 6-under-par 66 to catch Chris Johnson for a share of the second-round lead of the $350,000 tournament.

Kerdyk had four consecutive birdies en route to a 36-hole total of 136. Johnson, a co-leader after the opening round, posted four birdies over six holes for a 69.

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