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Second day washed out in South Africa

EUROPEAN TOUR: The opening event of the European Tour season suffered a total wipeout for the second day running in South Africa yesterday after further torrential rain.

Not a shot has been hit yet in the Nelson Mandela Championship at Royal Durban, with tournament director Mikael Eriksson describing every fairway as “almost completely under water”.

A massive electrical storm yielded almost 30mm of rain overnight, adding to the problems caused by two months in which the normal annual rainfall has fallen in the area.

Eriksson said: “The further rain and a huge thunderstorm has obviously set us back by a long way now. The plan now 
is to try to start the first round at 0630 on Saturday morning.”

 

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