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The rain Saturday morning caused a two hour delay for tee times at the John Deere Classic. Fans say the weather didn't bother them at all. Some arrived as early as 7 a.m. with their umbrellas and rain gear ready for whatever the weather would bring.

"We're here for the day absolutely," Ken Katch of Germantown Hills, Ill. said. "Wouldn't miss it."

The rain may have delayed the start time at the John Deere Classic, but it didn't keep people from coming out.

"We were checking radar and it looks like it's going to be okay but we're coming and getting wet if we have to," Katch said.

Regardless of the weather, fans still wanted to see their favorite players.

"My son really likes Jordan Speith and I really like Steve Stricker, " Bloomington, Ill. resident Brian Bartsch said.

Golfers teed off near 10 a.m. after the rain stopped, and with the time crunch, they went in groups of three off of two tees.

"If the players can play in the rain, we certainly can watch them in the rain," Bartsch said.

Many fans like Bartsch came prepared, bringing umbrellas, rain coats and of course their golf hats.

But as for everyone else, they got lucky today with the weather.

"If I bring it it will probably not rain," Wayne Ksiazkieweics of Colorado said. "Just the atmosphere and the people and everything else, we're just going to enjoy it whatever happens. I am a golf fan and a golfer and feeling very lucky to be here today."

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