Weather disrupts Zurich Classic festivities
Heavy rain, lightning and a severe weather warning have
disrupted Wednesday’s Pro-Am event at the PGA Tour’s Zurich
Classic, briefly forcing players and fans to take shelter in the
TPC Louisiana clubhouse.
Authorities briefly evacuated the course and temporary tents
while the worst weather passed the New Orleans area.
For about a half hour, the clubhouse restaurant and pro shop
were jammed. Some players retreated to the locker room. But others,
including Jeff Overton and 14-year-old Guan Tianlang, remained in
the dining area where some fans approached for a brief chat or
The tents have been reopened, but steady rain has caused a
lengthy disruption to the charity Pro-Am.
Officials say the 10-year-old course drains well is expected to
be playable for Thursday’s first round.