USGA reviewing security in wake of Boston tragedy


In light of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the USGA is taking another look at its security for the upcoming U.S. Open.

The USGA said in a statement: “Our immediate thoughts and prayers are with the people impacted by the incident in Boston and their families. This is a sad time for our friends in the running community and a difficult time for sports in general. However, we remain confident in the security measures that are in place for the U.S. Open Championship

“The USGA has enormous experience in delivering world-class championships, and the federal, state and local authorities with whom we partner with have enormous experience and expertise in ensuring the security of our events. 

“In light of the incidents at the Boston Marathon, we are reviewing our security measures in partnership with these agencies to determine if additional measures are necessary.”

The U.S. Open, which will be contested June 13-16 in Ardmore, Pa., hasn’t been held at Merion since 1981. More than 25,000 fans are expected to roll through the gates each day at Merion.