Weather Delays Pro-Am

Published 06/05 2014 07:12PM

Updated 06/05 2014 07:21PM

RIDGEDALE, Mo--They were suppose to play a pro-am out here Friday but a strong thunderstorm that blew through the Ozarks washed out that event.

Lightning and thunder chased the golfers off the course this morning before the heavy rain hit. The PGA's meteorologist estimates that close to two inches of rain fell at both Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge.

The task of moving 84 golfers through two golf courses is tough enough on a sunny day. But heavy rains can cause long delays but it's something that the PGA tour does for a living.

"Are rules officials are experts at this. We deal with weather conditions every, every week we play. We have got our meteorologist here this week and we have looked at the forecast for tomorrow and for this weekend and tomorrow looking pretty good. So we will be able to play a good amount of golf tomorrow on both Buffalo Ridge and here at Top of the Rock. We are playing a par 3 golf course so here we only have to worry about the tees and the greens, we don't have to worry about fairways. So it makes it a little bit easier to conduct the competition," said Champions Tour President, Michael Stevens.

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