A Tale of Two Opens, Wet and Delayed

by Jeff Skinner

All right, let me get this straight: The U.S. Women’s Open will continue its third round and hope to get all 72 holes in today and The Scottish Open will try and finish the second round, then finish their third and final round before another monsoon breaks loose.  It’s a shame that these two, special tournaments have to be played with so many weather delays.

If you play in Scotland you expect to get wet but the Castle Stuart course looked ready for water polo instead of golf.  At The Broadmoor, what started as a beautiful day for golf once again ended with golfers texting and tweeting instead of driving and putting.

For the U.S. Women’s Open:

Third-round play of the U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA was suspended due to inclement weather at 3:59 p.m. MT on Saturday afternoon. Of the 72 players who made the cut, only 19 had recorded scores in the third round when play was halted. Play was then officially called for the day at 6:19 p.m. MT.

The third round will resume at 6:45 a.m. MT on Sunday morning. When the third round is complete, the USGA will not re-pair the groups. Instead the groups will remain in the same threesomes for the fourth round in hopes of completing the tournament on Sunday.

For the Scottish Open:

The second round of the 54-hole Barclays Scottish Open will now resume at 7am on Sunday morning. After a day of freak weather over Castle Stuart Golf Links, Officials were left with no choice but to abandon attempts to resume round two on Saturday evening.

Any more rain at The Scottish Open and the players will be paired in twosomes and moved around the course in an ark.


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