Swinging in the rain

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Play is again underway in the second round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irvin, Texas after a three-hour delay prompted by 4 and a half inches of rain that fell overnight on an already “soft and saturated golf course” at the TPC Four Seasons. The first tee time was set for 7 a.m. – that’s Central time – but was pushed back to 10 a.m. to give grounds crews time to prepare the course for play.

The par-4, 14th hole, listed on the scorecard at 406 yards, has been reduced to 100 yards on round two because of water on the fairway… and guess what just happened:

While we’re on the subject of golf, let’s make the sport the focus of today’s Drizzles:

Four sinkholes formed at the Top of the Rock Golf Course in Branson, Missouri. (I went to Branson once in the early 2000s. I was there in March, and everything was closed except an Olive Garden and a few gas stations. I was told all the entertainment venues re-opened in April. So, close! Is this still the case in Branson?). …Video: Golf fans smile off rain at first day of Irish Open (Check our Rory’s BMW). … I missed this from Golf Digest back in September: Playing in the rain stinks. Here are seven reasons why. … I’m not going back through The Rainout Blog archives, but I’m guessing I’ve used the “Swinging in the rain” headline before.

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