Possible Good Omen For G Mac As Rain Forces Thursday Suspension To Mayakoba Classic

Rain and thunderstorms have prevented any play on Thursday to the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

After several delays to the scheduled 7 a.m. opening tee time, the decision was made at 1 p.m. Thursday local time to begin the first round at 7 a.m. Friday.

It was four years ago G Mac captured a third of now four PGA Tour victories in defeating Scotland’s Russell Knox and American Jason Bohm to win the event on a Monday and after a similar delay to that already being experienced at this year’s staging of the Mexican tournament.

McDowell is the lone Irishman in the field .

Things to Know
  • The last time a round on the PGA TOUR was suspended without any play was 2018 BMW Championship (final round)
  • The last time play was suspended at the Mayakoba Golf Classic was 2017, with a suspension (2 hours, 15 minutes) due to thunderstorms Friday. The resumption of play on Saturday was delayed for 5 hours, 10 minutes due to additional thunderstorms
  • This is the sixth year the Mayakoba Golf Classic, which began in 2007, has experienced weather delays (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019)
  • After multiple weather delays through the week, the 2015 Mayakoba Golf Classic was won by Graeme McDowell in a Monday finish
  • The 2019 ZOZO Championship, won last month by Tiger Woods, was the most recent TOUR event to feature an unscheduled Monday finish
    Comments from Slugger White, SVP Rules & Competition, PGA TOUR
“The bottom line is we just don’t have a golf course that’s playable. We’ve got situations out there where we could lose balls in areas that we have no virtual certainty where it was. There’s so many scenarios out there that just don’t fit making an effort. Nothing’s draining. Everything always drains to the mangroves here and there’s no place for it to go with that much rain.
“We’re looking at maybe in another hour to hour and a half that we’re looking at pop‑up storms that could last anywhere ‑‑ with heavy downpours, last anywhere from a half hour to an hour, especially since it’s starting to heat up.
“Tomorrow, unfortunately, is going to look almost about the same until we get here and see what happens. Monday’s always in the mix.
“Obviously, we hope to finish on Sunday, but Monday will always be there.”

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