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PGA wraps up in a muddy mess

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Matthew Albrecht Matthew Albrecht
Luke Hancock Luke Hancock

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - For fans, the final day at Valhalla ended in a sloppy, muddy mess. Perhaps hundreds of pairs of shoes were destroyed.

"I don't have the proper attire, these are my, my K-mart specials," spectator Matthew Albrecht said.

An inch of rain came down before the final round. It caused a two hour delay and threatened to push the tournament into Monday.

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While some came prepared with rain boots, others developed strategies to tread through the course.

"We were kind of easing our way down,” Albrecht recalled. “Well this guy gets brave," he said about his friend who used his umbrella to walk down a hill and avoid falling. "Yeah the last thing I'm going to do is fall down in front of everyone right there on the 9th hole," his friend said.

The rain was annoying to some, but the venue was still be touted as a success by some locals on the course.

"Valhalla is an unbelievable golf course, unbelievable venue to have an event like this," former UofL basketball player Luke Hancock said.

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The event did sell out, with about 45,000 people visiting a day. Valhalla may be on the PGA's list of places to re-visit, though it won't be for at least another seven years since venues have already been selected through 2020.

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