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‘Can we all go home please’: Pros sound off on BMW rain delay

September 9, 2018

On Sunday in Philadelphia, BMW Championship tee times were delayed…and delayed…and delayed again. Tee times that were originally slated for 7 a.m. got postponed indefinitely as the PGA Tour posted updates periodically on Twitter and through text messages to players.

With the forecast calling for nearly 100% chance of rain, the majority of players did not seem optimistic about their playing chances. Billy Horschel was predicting a delay as early as Saturday night:

And his prediction looked like a safe one Sunday morning when the Tour provided its first update. Horschel, though, remained hopeful they would resume play.

Tyrrell Hatton, one of the Tour’s leading men when it comes to gifs, knew just what to post in predicting the tournament would be called after 54 holes:

Justin Thomas, on the other hand, seemed unbothered by the delay. Sunday meant opening day for the NFL, after all.

Beau Hossler waited with Henrik Stenson for any sort of resolution:Beau Hossler

And Ian Poulter, unsurprisingly, was the most outspoken on the subject. “Can we all go home please,” he appealed to the Tour in a post on Instagram. You can see his entire rain delay experience below.

As the delay continued, Poulter

“I can’t make the Tour Championship,” Poulter said in another post. “Do I wait it out? Do I get on a plane and go home?”

He made one final appeal, accompanied by a video of Hatton. “Do we stay or shall we go now?” he asked Hatton. “If we go there will be trouble…”