While the Waste Management continues to deal with cold weather and frost, the Qatar Masters kicked off across the pond, and if Thursday was any indication, you'd think it was played at Bethpage Black, Qatar.
Yep, 25 mph winds made it nearly impossible to contend on the Doha Golf Club, with just one player (Retief Goosen) breaking 70 in the opening round.
How tough was it? World No. 2, Martin Kaymer, failed to make a birdie, shooting 77, and saying afterward to the Associated Press, "It was difficult but I screwed up in the end. I made a double bogey on the 15th, and I didn't hole any putts today."
I think it's worth asking, why is Mother Nature so mad at the game of golf?