Day 1 Fog Delay Adds More Holes Today for US Open
Torrey Pines is set on the beautiful coast of southern California. With that beauty, on hot humid days can come a dense marine fog, so thick you can’t see your fingertips stretched out in front of your face. So, teeing off in a major golf championship is probably not a great idea. Yesterday, that fog delayed the start of the 121st U.S. Open Golf Championship by 90 minutes.
It was the first time since 2004 at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton on Long Island the U.S. Open has been delayed by fog. I remember that one well. A friend with the USGA brought me to play the course with him for the Media Day that year. Tiger Woods famously waited nearly 30 hours between shots in 2000 at Pebble Beach due to fog delays. So, fog delays are nothing new to the USGA officials.
Golfers that didn’t finish last night when play was suspended at 7:51 PM PT (10:51 PM ET) will tee off this morning at 6:50 AM PT. 32 year old Russell Henley at 4 under (Louis Oosthuizen is also 4 under with 2 holes to play this morning) tops a leaderboard with stacked with some of golf’s most prominent names like Molinari, Matsuyama, Rahm, Schauffele, and Brooks Koepka, all within 2 strokes. Lefty Phil Mickelson, coming off his latest Major victory at the PGA is 4 over. Mickelson, who became the oldest golfer (at 51) to win a major championship a few weeks ago, has never won a U.S. Open Championship. It would complete his career Grand Slam of Majors.
Check in to 104.5 FM The Team all day long for the U.S. Open updates. The Drive with Charlie and Dan starting at 3p today will keep you informed of all of the action.