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Hurricane Earl closes in on Deutsche Bank

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NORTON, Mass – Hate to go all Jim Cantore on you this early in the morning, but Hurricane Earl has stolen the spotlight at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The storm is expected to pass within 50 miles of Cape Cod sometime early Saturday morning and there is a potential for localized flooding.

The last time a PGA Tour event was impacted by a hurricane was 2005 when the Southern Farm Bureau Classic was moved to the end of the season because of Hurricane Katrina.

“We’re going to play all we can (Friday) and hopefully Earl will slow down and we’ll get finished,” said Mark Russell, vice president of rules and competition. “We can play in a little wind, we can play in a little rain, but the lightning is what’s going to put us out of business.”