UPDATE: The PGA Tour is not wasting any time preparing for Tropical Storm Henri. The Tour announced that Sunday’s final round is being postponed until Monday. The Monday tee times will start at 7:30 a.m. ET.
The Northern Trust has opened round 3 on Saturday, but a rain delay for Sunday’s final round is a very real possibility. Tropical Storm Henri is heading toward New York and could turn into a hurricane. Even if it does not reach a hurricane level, significant rain and wind will hit the tri-state area.
The first tee times for The Northern Trust is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. However, rain is expected starting early in the morning with upwards of 2-3 inches of rain possible, according to the National Weather Service. DarkSky is showing light rain starting at 3 a.m., turning into heavier rain around 4 a.m. and that lasting until 10 p.m.
The PGA Tour told golf reporter Brendan Porath that a Monday finish to The Northern Trust is possible given the forecast. Given the forecast for early morning rain, I suspect the PGA Tour will plan on a delay and then make a formal call to cancel sometime Sunday morning. Of course, if the weather radar is certain about the extent of the storm on Sunday, maybe the PGA Tour makes the call Saturday evening.