NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Allen Doyle had good reason to enjoy a day away from the golf course.
Doyle won the Toshiba Senior Classic without hitting a shot Sunday when the rain forced the cancellation of the final round of the scheduled 54-hole tournament.
''When I woke up this morning and heard the weather forecast, I had a pretty good idea this might happen,'' Doyle said. ''I didn't go out on the course because the golf course superintendent said that four to six fairways were impassable.''
Doyle shot a 4-under-par 67 on Saturday for a 6-under 136 total. He earned $195,000 for his fifth title in two years.
Jim Thorpe and Howard Twitty finished a stroke back. They each earned $104,000 in the $1.3 million event.
Sunday's round was scheduled to begin at 7:45 a.m., but was delayed an hour by heavy rains. After a further delay, Senior PGA Tour official Bruce Sudderth canceled play at 9:30 a.m.
''The course was wet this morning,'' Sudderth said. ''And there was a lot of water on the course. The course was totally unplayable, and that's what made our decision. The golf superintendent said we would not have been able to get it playable.''
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