Rain moves start of Mayakoba Classic to Friday

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico -- Heavy rain has washed out the opening round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic until Friday.

El Camaleon Golf Club has received nearly 9 inches of rain since Monday. The lead rules official at the tournament, Slugger White, says there has been so much rain that the course isn't draining. More scattered storms were expected later in the day, so officials decided not to start the tournament Thursday.

The forecast isn't much better for Friday.

The Mayakoba Golf Classic is the penultimate PGA Tour event this year. White says tour officials have not ruled out trying to complete 72 holes, even if that means going into Monday. The final tournament next week is at Sea Island on the Georgia coast.