Bad Weather Hits Ryder Cup

HEAVY rain and fog is likely to disrupt the Ryder Cup schedule.

Umbrellas were the must-have accessory on Wednesday as the players embarked on another practice round in increasingly wet conditions. With more of the same weather forecast for the rest of the week and fog predicted for Saturday morning, tee-off times could easily be affected. The main event starts on Friday at 7.45am with tournament director David Garland admitting that surface water is starting to appear on the course while strong winds are another potential hazard for the Europe and USA stars.Meanwhile, the European players clowned around in Rory McIlroy wigs to display the sort of team spirit that should stand them in good stead for the upcoming action. USA captain Corey Pavin tried to take positives from the miserable weather, stating: “It’s good. It’s nice to see the course in this condition.

“Yesterday, we saw it when the weather was good. “The more chances to see the golf course in different types of conditions, the better off it is for us – Newsoftheworld