Woods is wet like everyone else


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Tiger Woods’ first tee shot wasn’t what he had in mind Thursday morning at the U.S. Open.

With the rain coming down, Woods pulled his first drive left in the rough but he managed to slog out a par in his very wet start.

It’s been raining since the first balls were in the air at 7 a.m.

Ponchos are in such heavy demand at the merchandise tent, they’re handing them out at the entrance way. The price is $10. The weather forecast, according to the U.S. Golf Association meteorologists, calls for rain all day with periods of heavy rain expected beginning at 10 a.m. There are is an “embedded thunderstorm possible” this morning.

Here’s more of the USGA team’s weather forecast:  “Look for periods of rain today with breezy south to southeast winds. The rain will come in waves of showers, some heavy at times, with an embedded rumble of thunder possible . . . A leftover shower or storm cannot be ruled out on Friday, but it is starting to look as though most of Friday should be warmer with a smaller chance of rain, then another wave of showers and storms is expected heading into Saturday.”