SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – With heavy rains washing out much of the proceedings Saturday at the PGA Championship, the revised hope is for a marathon day of golf at Baltusrol in order to crown a champion on time.
Unfortunately, the weather forecast for Sunday makes that scenario seem a tad bit optimistic.
According to Weather.com, there is a 65 percent chance of rain at Baltusrol when day breaks around 6 a.m. ET, and that percentage is forecast for each hour until 10 a.m. – when it jumps to 70 percent. In fact, every hour of daylight on Sunday is expected to bring with it at least a 50 percent chance of precipitation.
It doesn’t bode well for a course that was already on the brink of saturation following two inches of rain Monday and more than an inch of overnight rain Thursday. That total doesn’t take into account the additional rain that fell Saturday afternoon, where play was suspended at 2:15 p.m. and 10 players weren’t even able to begin their rounds.
At this point, all signs point to a likely Monday finish, a scenario this particular championship hasn’t endured since 2005 – the last time it was held at Baltusrol.