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Go early Sunday to Quail Hollow with jacket and java, hardy fans

By Ron Green Sr.
Ron Green Sr.
Ron Green Sr. is a retired Observer columnist.

Mother Nature must be hitting the sauce. That’s all I can figure.

The weather’s crazy, has been all year, so crazy that dizzy ol’ gal might want to look into rehab.

It was hot enough to melt your mukluks in Buffalo the other day but here, after three rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship, where sunburn usually comes with the tickets, I have yet to see a sweat stain.

And the forecast for Sunday is for rain.

Miz Nature, ma’am, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re trying to play golf here. It’s a big deal.

Over $6 million at stake.

Thousands of tickets sold.

Where’s the sun?

All week we’ve had clouds frowning down at Quail Hollow Club, occasionally sprinkling the already wet fairways and greens. Chilly wind has whipped around the place, gone quiet, then come back to shake the trees, rustle trousers and spoil perfectly good hairdos. Gloomy is what it’s been.

Now, we’re in full retreat. Because of the weather forecast, Sunday’s tee times have been moved up.

Way up. If you’re coming out to see Rory and Phil and the rest, grab a biscuit on the way out the door. They’ll be teeing off on both nines, in threesomes, some as early at 6:45, the leaders around 8:45.

Decent folk could watch some golf and still make morning service.

The early start is an attempt to get the round in before bad weather that has been forecast arrives.

Whatever it is, something has put Miz Nature in a silly mood this year. The PGA Tour has played 18 tournaments coming into this one and nine have been suspended at least once because of you-know-who’s foolishness – high wind, fog, frost, hail, sleet, snow, thunderstorms three times.

There was a golf movie way back called “Follow The Sun.” Today it would be “Follow The Sirens.”

The weather here has not been a major factor for the players.

It’s had an effect, of course, but minimal.

There have been some good scores shot out there. You’d just rather watch them in summer clothes.

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