Skies clear at East Lake, for now

After dire predictions and more than six inches of rain, the sun, along with partially blue skies, has finally come out at East Lake Golf Club. PGA Tour golfers in town for the Tour Championship Tuesday were eager to take advantage of the conditions Tuesday morning after days of unrelenting rain.
The practice range at East Lake opened at 10:30 a.m. and the course at 11. The public was not allowed on site Tuesday, which gave the course the look of an extended play day. Players and caddies were glad to finally walk the course as they prepared for this week’s grand FedEx Cup finale.
“I’ve never played for $10 million dollars before so I’m sure it will make me nervous,” said Atlanta-area Tour golfer Stewart Cink. “I think the rain has killed some of the interest of my friends coming out, but hopefully we can get out there and play this weekend."
The extended forecast still calls for rain through Sunday’s final round, but hopefully no repeat of the watery deluge which killed six people in the Atlanta area earlier in the week.