DUBLIN, Ohio – Tournament host Jack Nicklaus celebrated the return of followers to this 12 months’s Memorial following final 12 months’s coronavirus-restricted occasion. On Thursday, there was a return of one other Muirfield Village custom – climate delays.
The opening spherical was first halted at 12:46 p.m. ET as a lightning storm swept by way of the realm and the delay lasted almost two hours.
At 4:17 p.m., play was halted once more by harmful climate and officers initially deliberate to restart the spherical at 6:30 p.m. ET, however as teams have been beginning to make their manner again onto the golf course the spherical was halted for a remaining time. At 6:41 p.m. officers canceled play for the day and deliberate to restart the primary spherical at 7:30 a.m. ET Friday.
Collin Morikawa was among the many early wave of gamers who have been in a position to full their rounds and he held the clubhouse lead at 6-under 66. Adam Long was alone in second place at 5 beneath, adopted by a bunch of 4 gamers, together with Xander Schauffele, who have been tied for third place at 4 beneath.
Among those that have been on the course when play was halted have been Rory McIlroy (1 over by way of two holes) and Bryson DeChambeau (2 beneath by way of three).
The climate forecast seems clear for the rest of the week, with lower than 10% probability of rain every of the subsequent three days.