UPDATE Thursday 3:54 p.m.: Friday’s tee times have been moved up due to the potential for afternoon rain. Instead of running from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT, they will run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., according to the PGA Tour.
The PGA Tour is conducting its first World Golf Championship event of the resumed season, and we might already be headed toward a delay. The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational is scheduled to tee off at 11 a.m. CT in Memphis, Tennessee at TPC Southwind. However, there is a significant amount of rain in the forecast for most of the weekend.
The PGA Tour website offers a look at the weather forecast for the tournament, and it does not look good. Thursday has scattered thunderstorms potentially starting around 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday have a better than even chance of thunderstorms each day.
The National Weather Service offers its own forecast for the region with some more specifics. Here’s how they break down each day of the tournament:
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 10am and 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 88. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the morning.