2013 U.S. Open: Weather is Expected to Impact Play

By Carl Conrad
via Mark Fulcher’s Twitter account (@Fooch1993)

After what has seemed like an eternity, U.S. Open week is finally upon us. The eyes of the golf world will be focused on Merion Golf Club until Sunday (perhaps Monday), when a new champion is crowned. Not only are the players going to have to battle an exceedingly difficult course, it also appears as if they will need to contend with a fairly significant amount of rain.

As you can see, the weather is already wreaking havoc on the practice schedules for the week. The weather looks to clear up on Wednesday which will hopefully dry out the course to some extent. The already deep rough is going to become even more troublesome. Not only is it deep enough to lose a small car in, now it’s going to be sticky and heavy. Sounds fun, huh?

Heading into this week, the players all know that they are going to face one of the toughest tests of the year. This isn’t the first time that rain has impacted a golf tournament (even a major championship) and it surely won’t be the last. Merion is a tight course to begin with and now there will be an even bigger premium placed on accuracy.
I can’t wait.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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