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.”