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Showers to Threaten Early Rounds at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool

The 2014 Open Championship begins Thursday, July 17 and lasts through Sunday July 20 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.

The tournament will get underway with the threat of storms hanging around the region.

"A storm system approaching the region will bring the threat for showers for the early rounds, however the greatest threat for rainfall will hold off until the weekend," said Meteorologist. Eric Leister.

"[It] looks unseasonably warm ahead of the storm, so Thursday and Friday could have temperatures in the middle 70s F (23-25 C) before turning cooler for the weekend," Leiser said.

Chances are, in the event of a weather delay, players who are struggling will welcome a break, but those playing well will not because they could lose their rhythm.

"It's a part of their world, they grow used to it, [but] you never like it," Penn State University Men's Golf Coach Greg Nye, told

Nye told that it's a challenge to resume play, not only from a physical standpoint, but from a mental standpoint as well.

"They try to build that back up through a warmup, but that's a very hard thing to do, because it's not only a physical thing, but it's getting your mind back in that competitive place that it was at," Nye said.