Presidents Cup Weather 2013: Updates on Forecast at Muirfield Village Golf Club

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IOctober 3, 2013

Mother Nature took the early headlines at the 2013 Presidents Cup, as rain interrupted the first day of play. Unfortunately, it looks like dodging the rain could become a theme for this Presidents Cup. 

 

UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 6, 7:55 a.m. ET by Donald Wood

After a weekend filled with weather delays, Mother Nature looks to have even more rain ready for Columbus, Ohio on Sunday. According to Weather.com, there will be occasional isolated thunderstorms throughout Day 4, with a more consistent rain starting in the early afternoon.

The hope is that the players can get in as much golf as possible before the storms move in once again and halt play. Ohio is notorious for rain this time of year, but the 2013 President’s Cup has been thoroughly enjoyable despite the constant weather interruptions.

Let’s hope the rain holds off long enough to get the final rounds in and a clear winner can be crowned.

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UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1:50 p.m. ET

From the PGA Tour media office's official Twitter feed:

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UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1:10 p.m. ET

From the President's Cup official Twitter feed:

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UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:25 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Thunderstorms has delayed action in each of the first two days at the Presidents Cup, and unfortunately, it doesn't appear as if the nasty weather is going to let up for weekend play at Muirfield Village. There's a 40 percent change of scattered thunderstorms in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday, according to Weather.com:

Sunday's forecast doesn't look that much more promising either, with more troublesome showers expected, per Weather.com:

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UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:35 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Friday's forecast at Muirfield Village is shaping up nicely and players are expected to have gorgeous conditions to operate under, according to Weather.com:

As of now there is a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday, though Sunday's forecast appears to be the most troublesome. According to Weather.com, there's currently a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms on the final day of the Presidents Cup and the "potential for severe thunderstorms."

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Players are currently back on the course without a match yet running to completion. However, if the weather doesn't interfere again, every group should be able to finish their round. 

To be clear, the forecast could be far more gloomy for this tournament as the Americans take on the best players who do not hail from Europe or America. Still, it also seems unlikely that the delay experienced on Thursday will be the only one of this event, which is scheduled to conclude on Sunday. 

Weather.com has a forecast set up directly for the course.

The report of clear weather for Saturday is especially promising. There is a session in the morning and afternoon scheduled for that day. Each session will only consist of five groups teeing off, so even if there is rain part of the day, action should be able to be completed.

However, the forecast for Sunday does warn that a Monday finish might be on tap.

On the final day, 12 different groups will tee off as players go head to head in straight match play.

As things stand now, the International team could use some more delays. The Americans are in control of the action, and if the leads hold, the International team is staring at a four-point deficit for the first day of play. They could use the off time to regroup.

The Americans lead five of the six matches with Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley trailing Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen by one with five holes to play as the only International lead. 

Feel free to check out updating scores at PresidentsCup.com

The International side has won this biennial event just once since it began in 1994. Maybe a tournament made hectic by weather is exactly what the underdog side needs.

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