JapanThe bad weather forecast makes the Organizing Committee consider a 54-hole scenario, instead of the standard 72 holes, in the Olympic women’s individual golf content of Tokyo 2020.

Women’s golf started on August 4 with a peak of nearly 43 degrees Celsius on East Kasumigaseki, par71. The local weather is expected to continue to be hot at least 37 degrees Celsius in the second round today, August 5, and then turn to heavy rain because of tropical storms from August 7, including Sunday – the closing day of the whole season. events.

Therefore, the organizers have just abandoned the plan of accumulating to ensure the end with 72 standard holes.

“The medical advisory team does not approve of playing more than 18 holes in one day. And due to bad weather, the tournament may still have 54 holes. We will have more information after the second round. In order to help the players, caddies and The staff of the anti-heat organization, we arranged sun umbrellas on hole 1, both ice trucks and mobile cooling towels”, the International Golf Federation (IGF) updated the situation in an urgent notice on the evening of 4/ 8.

Golfers must use umbrellas to cool down when moving through the competition holes in the second round on the morning of August 5.  Photo: Reuters

Golfers must use umbrellas to cool down when moving through the competition holes in the second round on the morning of August 5. Photo: Reuters

The latest forecast shows a 70% chance of rain both weekends. If the weather is not favorable, the IGF will close the result of 54 holes because the tournament cannot end after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

In the past two days, golf has recorded at least two caddies who stopped working because of heat stroke, including the real assistant of US player Lexi Thompson on the opening 15th hole.

Before that, they received a heat index level 4 warning – the highest level and dangerous to health.

Quoc Huy


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