Rain could push part of U.S. Open to different course
The 2013 U.S. Open could be split between two different courses at Merion Golf Club.
This is a headline that sounds insane but gets a little less insane once I explain to you what's going on.
First, Tropical Storm Andrea is poised to swallow up the East Coast in the next few days -- dumping her buckets of rain and wind and potentially causing flooding in some areas.
This is a problem for the U.S. Open because, well, it's being played in Ardmore, Pa., which is about 10 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
There's a chance the rain could flood parts of the course being used for the Open, so the Merion Golf Club groundskeepers have a backup plan just in case.
"According to Merion superintendent Arron McCurdy, the USGA will use two holes from Merion’s West Course -- the 4th and the 5th -- in the U.S. Open if two flood-prone holes on the East Course -- the 11th and 12th -- are unplayable during the tournament."
Nobody thinks the flooding will take place, but if Mother Nature has taught us anything of late, it's to never assume anything.
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