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    • Dire weather forecast leads to two-tee start

    • Saturday's forecast calls for rain to begin around 2 a.m. and basically continue throughout the day. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)Saturday's forecast calls for rain to begin around 2 a.m. and basically continue throughout the day. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

    HOYLAKE, England -- Due to a dire weather forecast on Saturday, officials at The Open Championship have bucked tradition and made the decision to use a two-tee start for the first time in history.

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    Players will be sent off Nos. 1 and 10 in threesomes beginning at 9 a.m. in hopes of getting the round finished. There is a window of opportunity between 2-6 p.m. local time when the threat of thunderstorms subsides but doesn't diminish completely.

    Saturday's forecast calls for rain to begin around 2 a.m. and basically continue throughout the day. The rain will be heavy at times and hail is possible Saturday evening.

    The wind is expected to gust between 25-35 mph during the storms. 

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