First-Round Play at 2013 U.S. Open Suspended Due to Weather

By Jeric Griffin

It didn’t take long for the stormy weather in Ardmore, Penn. to delay the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open. A total of 53 golfers teed off and the farthest either of them played was seven holes; Nicolas Colsaerts, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson played through seven holes, finishing at two and one under par, respectively.

The biggest name in the early morning groups was Phil Mickelson, who shot even through five holes. Next on the notables list were Ryan Palmer, who birded the first hole before play was suspended; Lucas Glover, who shot even through four holes; Sergio Garcia, who was even through three holes; Jason Day, who was even through two holes; Y.E. Yang, who parred the first hole; Keegan Bradley was one over through five holes; Justin Rose was one over through five holes; and Brandt Snedeker, who was one over through five holes.

The severe thunderstorm warnings and 100 percent chance of rain at Merion Golf Club could really put a delay on this year’s U.S. Open, which has yet to see the top group tee off that features the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 golfers in the world: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott. Stay tuned to Rant Sports for the latest on the first round of the U.S. Open.

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