It Rains Because Jack Nicklaus Hates Leatherlips

It's raining at Muirfield Village this week, site of the PGA's Memorial Tournament. Yesterday's rain delay lasted over six hours, in fact, and a lot of players had to get out early this morning and finish the second round. It's rained 21 times in 31 years at The Memorial. Wow, that seems like a lot. I wonder why...

Well, I guess that's what happens when you screw with Chief Leatherlips of the Wyandot tribe. Jack Nicklaus built the course, as it turns out, over sacred Indian burial ground. I guess the spirits don't like it when Jim Furyk takes huge divots right over someone's corpse. Once in 1993, acting on the apparent assumption that Chief Leatherlips was a raging alcoholic, Jack's wife tried to make peace with the Chief by leaving a shot of gin on his grave. And it just kept on raining, because I guess Chief Leatherlips doesn't like it to be assumed that he's a drunk. Hm. Indian Chiefs can be so temperamental sometimes.

The second round is all finished up this morning, and Phil Mickelson is 3 shots back of your leader, Carl Pettersson. Today's forecast is calling for Scattered Thunderstorms, by the way.

Did Jack Nicklaus Piss Off Leatherlips? [The Realests]
Soggy memories flood history at Muirfield Village [Cleveland.com]