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2012 PGA Championship: Rain, Wind Expected To Affect Tournament

With the 2012 PGA Championship set to take place on the Atlantic coast, winds were expected to be the biggest weather problem in Kiawah Island, S.C.

But rain is quickly becoming the biggest story in South Carolina. The island has been hit with thunderstorms this week, and the forecast shows that things aren't expected to change throughout the week.

From The Augusta Chronicle:

"In terms of the golf course setup, my best friends this week will be the weather people," said Kerry Haigh, the managing director of championships for the PGA.

The good sign is that course has drained well, and players have been able to get back on the course quickly after rain, former Georgia and Georgia Southern golfer Blake Adams told the Chronicle:

"I was here on Sunday and it absolutely poured," he said. "We sat in the caddie tent and watched the other golf tournament. It rained for a couple of hours, pretty hard, and we walked out there and it was perfect."

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