There have been some interested weather-related issues facing golfers in the Rio Olympics this summer. The threat of Zika virus caused some players — including pros Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Dustin Johnson — to opt out of playing in the Olympic games. More recently, large capybaras were spotted on the Olympic Golf Course in Rio.
It seems like bad weather is always an obstacle when it comes to major golf championships and events. In 1986, the NCR C.C. first championship was delayed due to a derailed tanker that caused poisonous smoke, followed by heavy storms and an earthquake all in the same few weeks. Torrential rainfall delayed the Open Championship at Royal Lytham in 1987. During this year’s PGA Championship, five days of nonstop rainfall in Long Island caused major delays in championship events. You may be surprised to discover there are even more golf championships affected by inclement weather!
Still, these weather conditions haven’t stopped pro golfers from becoming grand winners. Just yesterday Justin Rose of England made the first ever hole-in-one in the Olympics. We’re excited to see how the pros succeed in the coming days, rain or shine!
We can see it is always a good idea to consider weather insurance when planning your next event or sale. While we may not cover policies of large rodents like capybaras invading your event, weather insurance is ideal if you’re planning an outdoor event or a weather-related sales promotion! Please contact US Weather Insurance with any questions at 888-982-5488. Let the games begin!