FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Well, water is still everywhere here at Bethpage Black, but it’s only on the ground and not falling from the skies. Yet. Most forecast call for a 20 percent chance of rainfall.
The 109th U.S. Open essentially began with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. this morning. The plan is to play as much golf as possible to try to get this championship back on track.
Shortly after play began, Tiger Woods missed a par attempt on the long, par-4 seventh hole and made bogey, then made par on the eighth and is at 2 over. On the other hand, Justin Leonard is off to a blazing start and has made consecutive birdies on his first two holes (Nos. 8, 9) and is leading at 2 under.
It’s late in the week folks, but still early in the championship.