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Hurricane Henri

Nick Faldo driving through a lake to get to work shows just how much it rained at Liberty National

August 23, 2021

The Monday finish is the most-dreaded day in professional golf, and not just for the players. It affects everything and everyone involved with the tournament -- TV people, the media, volunteers, the host course/club. A Monday finish, if possible, is to be avoided at all costs.

But sometimes there is no avoiding it, and this week's Northern Trust, the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at Liberty National, was one of those times. Hurricane Henri made its way through the Northeast on Sunday, causing final-round play in New Jersey to be postponed entirely to Monday.

Despite the fact that literal buckets of rain dropped on the Jersey City course, they are going to attempt to complete play on Monday, and Tuesday morning, if necessary. Nick Faldo, still on hand calling the action, gave his Twitter followers a look at just how wet it is out at Liberty National on his way to the CBS compound this morning. Fortunately, this is not the golf course:

A true, swampy N.J. commute to breakfast for Sir Nick. Again, this is just off the golf course, next to one of the apartment complexes. The course itself looks like it has drained pretty well:

Hopefully, the rain continues to hold off and they can finish by Monday evening. If not, play will likely continue into Tuesday as the PGA Tour appears to be set on completing all 72 holes. Expect some low scores from these final 18 holes, as conditions will be extremely soggy. Cam Smith's course-record 60 from Saturday might not last 48 hours.