‘This is a Mess’ – Fans Express Outrage Against PGA Tour Over The Northern Trust Debacle

Published 08/23/2021, 11:04 AM EDT
PARAMUS, NJ – AUGUST 23: The Northern Trust Logo at the 13th tee during the first round of the Northern Trust Golf Tournament on August 23, 2018, at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The 2021 Northern Trust is currently underway at the Liberty National Golf Course. And the event was, as usual, all set for a Sunday finish. But a tropical storm forced the PGA Tour to reschedule the final event and make it a Monday finish. However, even this is in danger now of being postponed, looking at the current weather. 

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PGA Tour announced the tee times and pairings for the final round on Sunday afternoon – the first group was all set to tee off at 7:30 a.m. ET with threesome pairings on both 1st and 10th tee. However, the weather conditions didn’t approve of this plan, and the rain continued to delay the start. Firstly, the delay was of two hours, then an hour and once again by an hour. Currently, the start time is said to be 11:30 a.m. ET, but conditions remain quite overcast. 

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Fans blame PGA Tour for poor management at Northern Trust 2021

OLD WESTBURY, NY – AUGUST 25: A grass cut out of the NORTHERN TRUST logo is seen at the 11th hole during the second round of THE NORTHERN TRUST at Glen Oaks Club on August 25, 2017, in Old Westbury, New York. (Photo by Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)

Meanwhile, even if the play starts, spectators will not be allowed to watch the game. And fans on Twitter have started to troll and question PGA Tour, saying this is their mismanagement. Apart from fans, this is extremely difficult for players as well. As they have no clue about when should they be getting in the game zone.

So here are a few tweets which show people blaming the PGA Tour for their poor management.

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Current weather conditions at Liberty National Golf Course

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According to weather.com, there is once again a possibility of rain at around 12:30 p.m. All the workers on the course have been working hard to drain all the water from the course. And make it playable as soon as possible. Moreover, even if the play starts, it needs to be seen what changes has this rain brought to the course. The bunkers are going to be tough to get out of, as the sand must have become heavier. But even if the play starts exactly at 11:30 a.m. ET, they will have a small window to finish the day’s play before the light fades away. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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