Jazz Fest opens gates; Zurich Classic iffy after weather delay

Jazz Fest opens gates; Zurich Classic iffy after weather delay
Rain came down before the start of Jazz Fest causing organizers to delay its start.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Play at the Zurich Classic was suspended and the opening of the gates for the first day of Jazz Fest were delayed due to the threat of severe weather.

Officials suspended play around 9:45 a.m. and removed players from the golf course.

However, Jazz Fest organizers opened the gates at 12:30 p.m. and the Zurich Classic was scheduled to resume around 1 p.m., but players didn’t get to the tee before another weather delay.

The PGA Tour said it’s pretty safe to say there won’t be any golf until late afternoon.

Here’s a look at the updated Jazz Fest schedule:

Here’s a look at what kept the Jazz Fest gates closed:

And here’s a look at what kept players off the course at TPC Louisiana.

Officials later announced that they would resume play at 1:10 p.m.

Officials with the Jazz and Heritage Festival were forced to delay opening the gates this morning due to heavy rains and winds. The gates are not scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m.

The viewing area continues to be under a tornado watch until 3 p.m. Thursday as severe weather moves through the area.

To stay updated on the weather while attending the Zurich Classic and Jazz Fest, download the FOX 8 Weather App.

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