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TOWN  AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI)-A big part of this Memorial Day Weekend in St. Louis is the Senior PGA Championship being held at historic Bellerive Country Club. After a gorgeous day for golf Friday, the threat for storms over the weekend was affecting the final rounds.

On Saturday, players were pulled off the course just before 12:45, right before the final pairing was set to tee off, due to lightning and approaching rain. Play resumed just before 3:00pm.

Fans flocked to the course early, umbrellas in hand, ready to take on the elements if they came.  Asked how long they'd stay in the rain, most were defiant.

"Until our shoes fill up?  Yeah.  Until our shoes full up," Craig Vernard told us.  "We’ll stay out here until they leave."

Alex Hyde was very much on the same page as he watched from the first tee.

"A little rain never hurt anybody and these guys are used to playing all sorts of weather so I don’t feel like it will affect the play."

Of course it does affect play if it stops play.  And that's exactly what happened for a time.  But dodging raindrops is nothing new in the world of pro golf, just like it's nothing new on Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis.

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