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In this week's Turf Talk, we're discussing one of the mainstays of desert golf: the frost delay:

By Jeff Shain, PGATOUR.COM Contributor Though frost delays bring no joy for anyone, they are generally accepted as part of desert golf -- as much a part of the winter landscape as the cactus and crisp afternoon air. There does come a point of absurdity, though, and PGA West’s Dean Miller suggests this winter has been flirting with it. As the iconic resort gets ready for this week’s Humana Challenge, its director of agronomy estimates 25 of the past 30 days have been hit with frost delays. “Usually we get a few stretches of three or four days where we see frost,” Miller said. “This one just kind of hit and stayed with us the whole time.” And not just minor inconveniences, either. Some days, tee times have been delayed by as much as three hours. Imagine the backlog if the Humana’s 156 entrants and their amateur partners are left cooling their jets for that long...

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