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BMW Pro-Am Tournament to start Thursday amidst stormy forecast

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Golf pros, celebrities and golf enthusiasts are in Greenville, ready for the annual BMW Pro-Am tournament, set to get underway Thursday morning!

But there's a cloud, literally, over the tournament, as rain is in the forecast all four days, but that's not stopping the show from going on!

One of the pro golfers we spoke with, Kramer Hickok, told us bad weather can be part of the job. He says while he can't control they weather, he can control his attitude and focus. He says he's just starting each day expecting to play, and he'll go from there.

"The best thing I've learned is to have a good attitude, expect to play and be ready to go. Other than that there's not much I'll do different with the weather than just have the most positive mindset possible."

He also told us, he loves having fans there to cheer players on, so he hopes the bad weather threat doesn't stop people from coming.

"The more people, the better for me. I think it's great for the city, great for Web.com, great for BMW, so I hope the weather really pans out, to get as many people out as possible.”

We also caught up with PGA tour officials, including Jim Duncan. They tell us they have an on-site meteorologist who can give them constant updates.  Duncan says that the only thing that will hold things up is the chance of lightning.

"With the weather, you try to make all the preparation you can and hope you get a little lucky here and there."

If you have tickets and plan to go watch the Pro-Am, there are tents set up around the Thornblade for folks to use to stay dry, and umbrellas are allowed on the course. 

But organizers say come dressed for the weather, no matter what it might be.

You can also check the BMW Charity Pro-Am Facebook page for any updates, as they will post them there. The Pro-Am starts Thursday and goes through Sunday.

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