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The weather at Pinehurst is going to be dicey this week for the U.S. Open

Shane Bacon
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These days, weather delays and professional golf go together like 1-irons and the back of your closet, and that probably won't change for U.S. Open week.

The second major championship of the year kicks off Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2, and if you believe forecasts at all, it will be stop-and-go for most of the week and weekend.

There is a 40-50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms starting on Wednesday and going all the way through Monday, meaning if the weather actually holds like this, it will be dicey to get this thing in by Sunday evening.

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Normally this wouldn't be that big of a deal, with the USGA just deciding to push the U.S. Open to a Monday finish if the delays pile up, but the problem this year is the fact that the Women's U.S. Open is being played on the same golf course just a week after the men, meaning a change in scheduling even a day or two could really mess some things up for the LPGA taking on Pinehurst.

For now, we can simply hope that the North Carolina summer weather is just that, North Carolina summer weather, and the afternoon showers and storms don't ruin full days of golf as we embark on a completely wide open U.S. Open championship.

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