Frost has delayed the beginning of the 2023 US PGA Championship at Oak Hill in upstate New York.
Action had been as a result of start on the Rochester course on Thursday morning, with the primary group as a result of tee off at 7am native time (12pm BST).
But a press release from event organisers confirmed that the primary spherical’s begin could be pushed again with the East Course at present closed.
“Due to frost, all Oak Hill Country Club practice facilities and the golf course are currently closed,” the assertion confirmed.
“To protect playing surfaces, everyone on-site must stay off any grass and gates will not open until the frost clears.
“Starting times for round one will begin approximately 1hr and 15 minutes after practice facilities open.”
The USPGA’s place within the calendar was shifted in 2019, with the event moved from August to May.
A go to to the higher reaches of New York right now of yr all the time risked an encounter with opposed climate, although Kerry Haigh, the PGA of America’s chief championships officer, performed down the affect the situations might need.
“Wherever the championship is [in May] appears as though it will bring some more variety to the weather than we’re used to having when we played in August,” Haigh mentioned forward of the event’s begin.
“There is the possibility of a frost again on Thursday morning. We had a frost Tuesday morning. We had a couple of frosts last week. That may delay the start. Hopefully it won’t. But if it does, we’ll adapt.
“We’ve got the chance of rain on Saturday and hopefully clear on Sunday. That’s sort of the fun of golf. It’s an outdoor game and we can’t wait to see what Mother Nature brings as well.”