Water wins again as rain storms halted play on day 1 of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, in Mexico, where more than 3 inches of rain soaked the resort since early Wednesday night.
Play was suspended from 8:40 to 11 a.m., and stopped again at 1:22 p.m, and was then called for the day at 3:30 p.m., with only 15 players able to finish their rounds on the El Camaleon Golf Course. More rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Friday. Slugger White, the vice president of rules and competition for the PGA TOUR said;
“The biggest thing was the lightning threat and the rain we received. We’ll just grind through it again.”
Brian Stuard leads the the rain affected tournament, at -5 under par with 15 holes completed, carding six birdies and a bogey so far in his opening round.
The two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton and Alvaro Quiros were a stroke back at -4 under par. Eric has completed 17 holes, and Alvaro finished 15.
Harris English, Jeff Maggert, Josh Teater and Jamie Lovemark were at – 3 under par when play was suspended for the day. Harris finished 17 holes, Jeff played 15, and Jamie has completed just 12 holes.
This PGA TOUR event offers full FedExCup points for the first time, and the winner will get a spot in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and the Masters Tournament.