Open Play Suspended Due to Wind
The Open Championship at St. Andrews was suspended early this morning due to the consistently high winds that swooped through Fife, Scotland early in the morning. The PGA was forced to push back the third and fourth rounds to Sunday and Monday while finishing off the second round on Saturday afternoon.
The second round had started early in the morning, but the wind caused a number of issues for the players. Many players watched their ball move unexpectedly by the wind and later made the course nearly unplayable.
Co-leader Dustin Johnson had to wait to finish his round alongside Jordan Spieth, while Tiger Woods missed the cut for the second major championship in a row; something he has never done in his career.
By pushing back the final day, other PGA events scheduled for later in the week may take a hit. Mainly the Canadian Open where a number of players in the field plan on playing.
Outside of the elements being a factor, the players are handling St. Andrews with ease as a lot of them have had some low scores thus far. This shake up in scheduling could make for an interesting Monday finish for the Open Championship.