Tour Report: Weather update

CROMWELL, Conn. — Play is currently suspended at the Travelers Championship. See below for the latest update from the course.

6:15 p.m. — Play has been suspended for the day at the Travelers Championship. The second round will resume 7 a.m. ET Saturday.

6:05 p.m. — Officials think there may be a window of opportunity in about 45 minutes from now, according to Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis. As of now, however, play is still halted and it’s still raining with rumblings of thunder. The radar also shows a few cells moving from the west.

5:45 p.m. — A steady dose of rain continues to fall at TPC River Highlands, where it’s been pouring pretty hard for most of the last couple of hours. It’s just a guess, but we could be approaching decision time. There will be daylight until 8 or 8:30 p.m. and with players needing at least an hour to warm back up it’ll be interesting to see if they’re able to get any more golf in today. 

5 p.m.: Lightning continues to surround the area and it has started raining — heavy at times — at TPC River Highlands. There is a line of storms to the west and while there are at least three more hours of daylight, it will be a while before play resumes, if at all. The course will need to be tended to and players given sufficient time to warm back up.

4:15 p.m.: Play continues to be suspended at the Travelers Championship, where dangerous weather surrounds the area (see the map from Weather Channel below). It’s not raining at the moment, but the humidity that was choking the air earlier has dissipated and the wind has picked up. The skies are also getting increasingly darker on what’s already been the hottest day on the PGA TOUR this season at 98 degrees.

Today’s delay, by the way, is the eighth of the 2012 season. Last year at this point, there had been 16 — including one here.


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