1 Nov 2009

PGA Tour forced to cancel tournament due to rain

12:10 pm on 1 November 2009

US PGA Tour golf officials cancelled the rain-flooded Viking Classic after overnight showers swamped an already-saturated course.

There will be no makeup date for the $US3.6 million event, which was to have been the penultimate tournament of the season.

Annandale Golf Club had almost two inches of rain on Friday and Saturday that prevented the first round from being played and officials gave up after standing water and mud took hold following 20 inches of rain in the past six weeks.

The Viking Classic became the first US PGA event to be cancelled because of weather since the 1996 Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.