U.S. Open: Calmer Weekend Weather Expected

The U.S. Open Championship, the second of four major golf championships held in the U.S. annually, is underway from the Merion Golf Club in the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore, PA. Not only will the tough U.S. Open course test the world’s top golfers, but the weather did for a time Thursday. Quieter weather settles in later today and Saturday, with more storms possible Sunday.

Credit: Shan213 via Flickr - shows Phil Mickelson, who is currently #1 on the leaderboards

Credit: Shan213 via Flickr – shows Phil Mickelson, who is currently #1 on the leaderboard

A major summer storm system that rumbled across the mid-Atlantic Thursday triggered downpours and thunderstorms across the Merion course late Thursday morning, delaying the action by a couple of hours.

Credit: Keith Allison via Flickr - shows Luke Donald, #2 on the leaderboad

Credit: Keith Allison via Flickr – shows Luke Donald, #2 on the leaderboad

Luckily for the fans and golfers alike, quieter weather will settle in today and Saturday. A shower is possible this afternoon but Saturday will be full of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Sunday will also be partly sunny with a slim chance of a passing thunderstorm later in the afternoon.

 

Credit: Secret in the Dirt via Flickr - shows Mathew Goggin, #3 on the leaderboard

Credit: Secret in the Dirt via Flickr – shows Mathew Goggin, #3 on the leaderboard

The U.S. Open is one of the four annual major championships on the men’s professional golf schedule. Operated by the U.S. Golf Association, the tournament played during the Father’s Day weekend matches the world’s top professional golfers with the best qualified amateur golfers. The tournament is played on selected golf courses and this year’s course, the Merion Golf Club, will be hosting the U.S. Open for the fifth time. It last hosted the tournament in 1981.

 

Credit: TourProGolfClubs via Flick - shows Nicolas Colsaerts, #4 on the leaderboard

Credit: TourProGolfClubs via Flick – shows Nicolas Colsaerts, #4 on the leaderboard

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