This Ridiculous US Open Course Just Got Easier
As projected in my blog yesterday, the rain has hit Oakmont Country Club in a major way this morning, suspending play temporarily. However, this does not spell doom for golfers taking on the near impossible course.
In 2007, Angel Cabrera emerged victorious when Oakmont played host to the PGA Championship. There were only EIGHT scores recorded under par during that tournament. EIGHT.
So how exactly does the rain help these golfers?
The answer to that question is simple, the greens will play slower and the fairways will be more receptive and be less condusive of excess roll, making them easier to hit. The rough will essentially be the only place difficult to play out of, as a wet rough is nearly impossible to strike the ball out of.
Shane Lowry made a phenomenal shot on the first hole, which is largely regarded as the toughest hole on the course, and in golf. Check out his birdie look before the weather came through.
The leaderboard stand like this, and the PGA has yet to announce a new start time to resume play.
For coverage, tune into FS1 when play resumes and hear your boy Joe Buck on the call. To pass the time, you can listen to his hilarious interview with Big Cat and PFT Commenter he just did.