Forget Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie, the biggest name in golf this week is Wilma. Officials at the Disney World based Funai Classic are bracing for a hit from the hurricane, but hoping for the best as this year’s tournament gets underway today.
Disney officials figure they would need 24 to 36 hours of lead time to
disassemble concession tents and corporate skyboxes. Perhaps as early
as 5 p.m. today crews could begin taking apart tents and hospitality
areas, which are designed to withstand winds of 50 mph.
But that doesn’t mean the event will be postponed. Just that some of the luxury normally associated with professional golf tour events will be deminished. Worse things could happen.
If you’re attending Disney World this weekend give yourself extra time when driving to and from the Magic Kingdom or any of the nearby resorts. And keep your eyes on those greens, you never know who you might see.