Thursday, June 13, 2013

U.S. Open suspended by Severe Weather

Not much golf is expected to be played Thursday at the 113th U.S. Open due to severe weather with the possibility of a derecho storm.

There could be some really high winds with us, potentially damaging winds, even some hail,” USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said in a press conference at Merion Golf Club yesterday. “It depends on what hits us or how lucky or unlucky we are.”

A flood watch has been posted across eastern Pennsylvania and a derecho, a rare event characterized by winds of at least 58 miles per hour creating a line of damage at least 240 miles long, is also possible, the U.S. Storm prediction center said.

Play is currently suspended.