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After significant rain, the Elk Ridge Open was cancelled: PGA Tour Canada

Elk Ridge Open postponed due to flooding: PGA Tour Canada

Key Takeaways:

  • The competition often experiences rain, but this year there was just too much of it, according to Matt Delaney, the event director.
  • According to PCA Tour Canada executive director Scott Pritchard, the decision to postpone a tournament was not made lightly.

Due to “inordinate amounts of rain,” the Elk Ridge Open has been canceled.

Matt Delaney, the tournament director, noted that rain was not unusual for the competition but that there was simply too much this year to allow it to proceed.

Because of all the rain, this portion of the province has gotten, the golf course was borderline when the Elk Ridge Open got underway, according to a press statement from Delaney.

“However, it was playable. It is now insufficient.

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On Thursday, just about half of the 156 competitors were able to complete their opening rounds. The course was ultimately in terrible playing condition due to multiple interruptions brought on by the weather.

“The golf course has received more than 10 inches of rain in the last 10 days. According to Delaney, the golf course was entirely inundated when we assessed it this morning.

“The conditions are completely unplayable for golf. In these circumstances, playing golf according to the rules is impossible.

Elk Ridge Open postponed due to flooding: PGA Tour Canada
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According to Delaney, the course wouldn’t be dry enough for normal play for about a week.

According to PCA Tour Canada executive director Scott Pritchard, the organization did not decide to postpone a tournament lightly.

“We seek to play 72 holes of golf throughout each tournament week. According to Pritchard, the decision was made by the unusually heavy rain in this province region. “The course is completely unplayable, so there was no way we could continue the event.”

PGA Tour Canada looks forward to visiting Elk Ridge again in 2023, Pritchard continued, even though the competition cannot be postponed.

Source: CTV News

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