Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Opening Round Moved to Saturday
The opening round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic has been moved to Saturday because of heavy rain.
The players will tee off at 7 a.m. on Saturday with the second round scheduled to begin about 12:30 p.m. The field includes 26 of the top 30 in the current Charles Schwab Cup money list. David Frost, who won last year’s tournament at Fallen Oak, is also playing this weekend.
Tournament Director Steve Nieman tells News 25 rain created a big problem but what really caused the idea of playing the first round today to strike out was the lightning. “Today really what caused us the most pain was the lightning. We already had a lot of people here so we have to bring all the volunteers in that are already going out for their shifts and sponsors that are showing up to be in their sky boxes. It’s just not worth it. We’re always going to keep on the side of cautiousness along with the tour.”
Before the first tee time kicks off at 7, gates will open at 6:30 a.m. Nieman tells News 25 they’re expecting the crowd to be bursting with energy after getting the chance to rest all Friday.