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
TV
  • ACTION: Dew Tour

    Saturday at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • GOLF: Women's British Open

    Saturday at 11:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Haskell

    Sunday at 5:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • ACTION: Dew Tour

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • OLYMPICS: Kerri Walsh Special

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • GOLF: Women's British Open

    Sunday at 11:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Intl Crown (LPGA)
Japan: 24.5 | Thailand: 23.5
Foursomes - Day 2
MatchScore
Watanabe / 1 up
Clyburn / F (18)
 
Ewart Shadoff / 1 up
Cheng / F (18)
 
Kung / 2 and 1
Suzuki / F (17)
 
Ryu / 2 and 1
Thompson / F (17)
 
Kerr / 3 and 2
Reid / F (16)
 
Lewis / 3 and 2
Miyazato / F (16)
 
Nomura / 3 and 2
Yang / F (16)
 
Piller / 4 and 3
Tseng / F (15)
 
Lu / 4 and 3
Chun / F (15)
 
Kim / 5 and 4
Hull / F (14)
Four Balls - Day 2
MatchScore
Yang / Chun1 up
Lee / OhF (18)
 
Feng / Fenghalved
Kung / LuF (18)
 
Hull / Reid3 and 1
Jutanugarn / JutanugarnF (17)
 
Piller / Lewis3 and 1
Miyazato / NomuraF (17)
 
Kerr / Thompson4 and 2
Suzuki / WatanabeF (16)
 
Ryu / Kim3 and 2
Webb / ArtisF (16)
 
Yan / Lin5 and 4
Tseng / ChengF (14)
 
Ewart Shadoff / Clyburn7 and 5
Phatlum / ChutichaiF (13)
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Wednesday, Jul. 27
Rogers Cup (ATP)
Second Round
(9) J. Isner63 77 4   
R. Harrison77 64 6   
(3) K. Nishikori6 7    
D. Novikov4 5    
R. Stepanek77 6    
P. Polansky65 4    
(13) L. Pouille4 65    
R. Ram6 77    
(6) D. Thiem1     
K. Anderson4     
(12) B. Tomic6 77    
S. Diez3 64    
(1) N. Djokovic7 77    
G. Muller5 63    
(7) D. Goffin6 2    
S. Querrey4 1    
F. Fognini3 6 3   
J. Donaldson6 3 6   
(8) M. Cilic4 63    
I. Karlovic6 77    
(16) J. Sock6 6    
D. Young4 3    
(10) G. Monfils78 6    
V. Pospisil66 0    
(4) M. Raonic6 6    
Y. Lu3 3    
G. Dimitrov6 1    
D. Shapovalov4 0    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Wednesday, Jul. 27
Rogers Cup (WTA)
Second Round
(7) R. Vinci2 6 6   
C. Giorgi6 3 4   
(8) C. Suarez Nav6 4 4   
K. Kucova3 6 6   
(16) A. Pavlyuchen6 7    
C. McHale2 5    
(4) A. Radwanska6 7    
M. Niculescu1 5    
E. Svitolina77 77    
F. Abanda62 63    
(14) K. Pliskova     
S. Errani     
(13) S. Stosur61 3    
D. Kasatkina77 6    
(6) V. Williams6 6    
B. Strycova3 0    
(10) M. Keys6 6    
M. Brengle4 3    
(15) J. Konta7 6    
V. King5 1    
(9) S. Kuznetsova7 6    
A. Kudryavtse5 0    
(11) D. Cibulkova2 0    
E. Bouchard6 6    
(12) P. Kvitova6 6    
A. Petkovic2 4    
(2) A. Kerber6 1    
M. Lucic-Baro3 2