Day two of the Senior PGA Championship is met with inclement weather as they head into the final 36 holes
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- The weather during round two of the Senior PGA Championship forced golfers to bring a more strategic approach to the tee as they faced rain and wind.
“Us older guys, tougher to stay as loose when it’s cold and you have extra layers on,” said Golfer Mike Weir.
“If it gets cold and it keeps raining, it’s going to be a grind out there,” said Golfer Steven Alker.
The weather at Harbor Shores made things more difficult for the professional golfers as they played day two.
“There’s subtle adjustments you make when it’s raining, the ball's wet, and the big thing is when it’s cold and wet like this, it just doesn’t travel very far,” said Weir.
“The conditions were pretty rough today. It was colder. Much colder. I think the modern golf ball, you can’t compress it and it just went nowhere at times,” said 2017 Senior PGA Champ Bernhard Langer.
With two rounds remaining, and the weather set to improve, there’s still a lot of time to make a push to the prize money.
“There’s lots of golf left. 36 holes left,” Weir said.
There’s also plenty of time left for fans to come out and enjoy the championship.
“I plan to come in hopefully on Saturday or Sunday where I can just to take it all in, but this is my first time actually being on the grounds today and I’m fired up” said Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad.
Day three of the championship tees off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.