You sit down and plan a golf outing with your buddies. You check the forecast and call to establish a tee time. In the world of everyday golf you will get rained out especially in the Northeastern US.
Now imagine planning a world class golf tournament in the desert country of the UAE. Average annual rainfall is less than 2 inches a year. You would figure you are pretty safe from experiencing any delays that are so common with golf played in Florida. Not this year.
Today the Dubai Desert Classic experienced a rain and lightning delay from a heavy thunderstorm. Forcing the field off the course for over 2 hours. Currently Ross Fisher from England is in the lead at -14 and Tiger finished his round at -9.
Only in golf can a thunderstorm pop up in the desert and ruin your outing.