FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Heavy rains have forced suspension of
play for the day at the U.S. Open.
Play was halted at 10:16 a.m. EDT, as the already waterlogged
ground was further drenched. Portions of the course were underwater
and streams were running down some fairways. The rain didn't let up
and officials called it a day shortly before 2 p.m. EDT.
Half the 156-player field was on the course at the time of the
suspension. The other half had yet to tee off, causing a backlog
that the United States Golf Association is going to have to
alleivate. More rain is predicted for the rest of the week, with
some improvement tomorrow.
Defending champ Tiger Woods stands at one over par through six
holes. That puts him two shots back of the leaders.
Nationwide Tour player Jeff Brehaut (BRAY'-hoh) was in one of
the first two groups to tee off and is among those at the top of
the leaderboard at one-under. He's played 11 holes.