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Fans make the best of dreary weather at THE PLAYERS Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Heavy rain and thunderstorms suspended THE PLAYERS Championship Friday.

The first round was suspended just before noon due to “unplayable golf course conditions,” but it didn’t stop fans from taking advantage of the tournament Friday morning by grabbing umbrellas, rain jackets, and ponchos.

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The second day of the tournament turned out to be a pretty damp and rainy day.

“It could definitely be nicer, but you know we’re making the best of it,” Drew Hicken said.

Hicken said it’s not a total washout.

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Despite the dreary weather at least he gets a day to hang out with his friends and see the pros tee off.

“We were just watching Rory and J.T.,” he said.

Others decided take shelter from the rain and watch the tournament with a cold drink in hand.

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“You could be at home watching this dry, but you wouldn’t get this atmosphere,” Sharon Higney said.

Higney only had tickets for Thursday and Friday but she said she’s not too disappointed

“I like sunny better, but what are you going to do?” she said.

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Most fans came out early just to make the best out of it, but just before noon the PGA TOUR asked people to leave for their safety.

Meanwhile Hicken said there’s always the weekend.

“I might come out tomorrow and see if it gets pushed to Sunday-Monday. We’ll see what happens but definitely to want to come out enjoy it and have a good time,” Hicken said.

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