When it comes to problematic weather, the PGA Championship has always lagged behind the Open Championship. But 24 hours out from the Sportsbook round, it looks like Baltusrol Golf Club is set to take a page out of Royal Troon’s book.
Meteorologists in the Springfield, New Jersey area are predicting a wet and humid weekend for the world’s top golfers.
Thunderstorms are likely to stalk the course on Friday and Saturday, with showers expected to wreak havoc in the afternoons on both days. The storms could continue into the final round on Sunday as well.
Thursday will be the hottest day of the tournament, with temperatures in the mid-90s. The thermometer will dip into the mid-80s for the remainder of the event.
The storms are expected to be slow-moving, which could create long delays on the course and headaches for players and fans alike. The 2016 Open at Troon was littered with rain delays, but tournament organizers managed to cram everything in to allow a traditional Sunday finish.
In 2005, the last time Baltusrol hosted the PGA Championship, inclement weather forced the officials to end the tournament on Monday. It looks like history could repeat itself if Mother Nature has anything to say about it.
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