LPGA

Medical personnel help U.S. Open fans beat the heat

Posted June 19, 2014

— With sweltering heat and humidity expected to be a prominent feature of the Women's U.S. Open, officials at Pinehurst No. 2 are employing the same number of medical officials as they did for the men's Open to make sure fans stay safe while enjoying another week of golf. 

Officials originally planned to reduce the medical staff – which includes about 100 doctors and nurses and 25 paramedics – during the women's Open, but temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s changed that. 

Matthew Harmody, with First Health ER, said people should prepare for the heat before ever arriving at Pinehurst No. 2. 

"There is a lot of walking, standing, and people may not be used to that," he said. "We've seen a lot of people with sore feet and blisters and such."

Light-colored clothing and comfortable shoes are a good starting points, Harmody said. Fans should avoid wearing sandals or open-toed shoes.

"Light-colored clothing that reflects the heat helps you feel more comfortable," he said. "A hat, definitely, preferably wide brim to help protect the face. Sun glasses and, finally, sun tan lotion."

Fans have been taking advantage of cooling stations set up by the USGA. The stations are located at the four first aid stations set up on the grounds. Officials have also handed out complimentary bottles of water as fans enter the tournament.

No major incidents have been reported, although a 91-year-old fan was treated Thursday morning for heat-related issues.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • NASL: NCFC at San Francisco

    Saturday, Apr. 8 at 10:00 pm on WRAL-2

  • NASL: NCFC vs. Edmonton

    Saturday, Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • NASL: NCFC @ Miami

    Saturday, Apr. 22 at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • NHL: Canes v. Detroit

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Cleveland at San Antonio

    Tonight at 8:00 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NHL: Canes v. Detroit

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Canes v. Columbus

    Thursday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASL: NCFC at San Francisco

    Saturday, Apr. 8 at 10:00 pm

  • NASL: NCFC vs. Edmonton

    Saturday, Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm

  • NASL: NCFC at Miami

    Saturday, Apr. 22 at 7:30 pm

Minor League Baseball
International League
Rochester 11:05 PT12:05 MT1:05 CT2:05 ET7:05 GMT
Syracuse 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 11:05 PT12:05 MT1:05 CT2:05 ET7:05 GMT
Buffalo 
Pawtucket 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Lehigh Valley 
Toledo 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Indianapolis 
Norfolk 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Charlotte 
Columbus 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Louisville 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Gwinnett 
WGC Match Play (PGA)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
JOHNSON v Rahm181 up
Tanihara v HAAS172 and 1
View Full Leaderboard
 
Kia Classic (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1M. Lee-20F
2tA. Ernst-14F
2tS. Ryu-14F
4tM. Hur-12F
4tK. Icher-12F
4tC. Kerr-12F
4tS. Park-12F
4tG. Piller-12F
9S. Feng-11F
10I. Chun-10F
View Full Leaderboard
 
WGC Match Play (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
JOHNSON v Rahm181 up
Tanihara v HAAS172 and 1
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Monday, Mar. 27
Miami Open (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
(10) T. Berdych 
(24) G. Muller 
A. Mannarino 
B. Coric 
(14) R. Bautista A 
(22) S. Querrey 
(4) R. Federer 
(29) J. Del Potro 
(16) A. Zverev 
(18) J. Isner 
(12) N. Kyrgios 
(17) I. Karlovic 
(8) D. Goffin 
D. Schwartzma 
(1) S. Wawrinka 
M. Jaziri 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Monday, Mar. 27
Miami Open (ATP/WTA)
Fourth Round
(4) D. Cibulkova 
L. Safarova 
(2) K. Pliskova 
(15) B. Strycova 
(6) G. Muguruza 
(12) C. Wozniacki 
(26) M. Lucic-Baro 
B. Mattek-San 
(1) A. Kerber 
R. Ozaki 
(10) J. Konta 
L. Arruabarre 
(3) S. Halep 
(14) S. Stosur 
(7) S. Kuznetsova 
(11) V. Williams