Day 2 of Viking Classic on hold with more rain


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MADISON, Miss. – For the second straight day, PGA Tour officials have put the start of the Viking Classic on hold because of the weather.

Rain postponed the start of Friday’s round and officials hope to begin the event later in the day.

However, the forecast calls for severe thunderstorms, with a 100-percent chance of rain as a cold front moves through the area of Madison, Mississippi.

The Annandale Golf Club course is already saturated after two months of steady rain. Golfers reported standing water on the course Thursday and large areas of mud.

Officials had hoped to start the tournament Friday and play through Monday, but it’s unclear what they’ll do if Friday’s round is washed out.