No matter what condition the course at Danville Country Club is in this weekend, Patrick Williams will be considered one of the favorites in the 56th annual J.E. Butler Invitational.
The two-time defending champion has a game for every type of course, according to club professional John Mesplay, and will be expected to be among the leaders.
"Patrick can play in any condition," Mesplay said. "He's always going to be a contender."
Mesplay said the course is wet after taking on a lot of water over the weekend, and he said the grass is a little thick. But he also said, weather permitting, the course ought to be in "great shape" by the time the tournament rolls around.
Mesplay said 159 people have registered for this year's tournament, to be held Saturday and Sunday. He said there have been no changes to the course since last year, and that he's just hoping for better weather than last year's rainy days.