Cancellations and chaos: thunderstorm adds to mayhem of US PGA buildup

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On one of the more chaotic days in the buildup to a major championship thunderstorms disrupted practice sessions, interviews were cancelled and then reinstated, Tiger Woods said he may not have time to become the Ryder Cup captain and shock news emerged that Rory McIlroy has filed for divorce. If this was a sign of things to come, Valhalla and the 106th staging of the US PGA Championship could prove quite the scene.

Weather disruption was a theme when McIlroy won this event at Valhalla in 2014, his last major success. The threat of electric storms caused play to be halted shortly before 10am on Tuesday, with pre-event media conferences for the remainder of the day scrapped. More inclement conditions feature in the forecast for the remainder of this week, which is sure to cause anxiety among the hierarchy of the PGA of America.

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Written by Ewan Murray at Valhalla
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/14/tiger-woods-rory-mcilroy-mayhem-us-pga-championship under the title “Cancellations and chaos: thunderstorm adds to mayhem of US PGA buildup”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.