Powerful Storm Delays the Players Championship

Powerful Storm Delays the Players Championship

Powerful storm delays the Players Championship for the second day in the row. The TPC Sawgrass course has faced severe weather conditions since the start of the tournament on Thursday. Also, it suffered three inches of rainfall in 48 hours.

The last day of the Players Championship was supposed to be on Sunday. However, 47 players have yet to finish their first round Saturday. In addition, at around 11 am ET Saturday, Florida was still under a tornado watch. Thus, the PGA Tour suspended play for the day.

The excessive downpour led to flooding that was problematic for grounds staff at The Players. As a result, the tournament could end on Monday, the first one since 2005.

Powerful Storm Delays the Players Championship

Powerful Storm Delays the Players ChampionshipAs per pay per head reports, the downpour and serious tempest danger will have passed by early afternoon Saturday. However, temperatures will fall and solid breezes of up to 40 mph look set to delay challenges for golf players.

Just before the competition, Young said coordinators were “certain” in their capacity to explore terrible climate, yet issues started additionally promptly when short-term precipitation postponed the beginning by 60 minutes.

Play continued. However, after four hours, organizers suspended it again because of the difficult climate on Thursday. Thus, 69 players finished their initial round.

Friday saw slight improvement as only 22 additional players finished their initial rounds before weighty downpour saw play canceled following four hours.

According to sportsbook pay per head blog sources, Britain’s Tommy Fleetwood and US golfers Brice Garnet and Tom Hoge are tied on top at six-under-par going into the restart.

Fleetwood, one of the 69 players ready to complete their first-round on Thursday, has gone two years without a triumph. However, after the delay, it made a brilliant beginning with three straight birdies.

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