31 Jul '16, 11am

The unfortunate history of bad weather and major championships

The unfortunate history of bad weather and major championships

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Professional golfers are nothing if not adaptable. The old post-office motto about the principals completing their appointed rounds applies, except for the “gloom of night” and “swift” parts. Although no one knows exactly when, the 98th PGA Championship at Baltusrol will get finished. If the championship is lucky with its winner and perhaps some 11th-hour dramatics, it will still be remembered fondly. But if it isn’t, the 2016 edition will go down as one of those misbegotten majors that faded largely unseen into the following workweek. I’ve been to more than a few of these protracted slogs, like the back-to-back U.S. Women’s Opens that pushed the envelope for calamity. In 1986, at the NCR C.C. in Dayton, Ohio, the championship was first delayed after a railroad tanker derailed and spilled a load of phosphates, which raised clouds of poison smoke through...

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