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Wednesday, August 8th

Practice rounds are all about access and autographs, and today rain. After arriving and getting checked in I headed out to the practice tees in a light sprinkle to see who was hitting balls. After a flash of lightning, a rumble of thunder and the sounding of the weather alarm, there were no pros to see. Soon it was full on raining and I had to retreat to find cover. After lunch, the rain lightened up enough to lift the weather delay and to the delight of the drenched crowds, the pros flooded out onto the practice tees and green. Eventually drizzle turned to sun and the autograph seekers’ patience and efforts were rewarded.