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USGA offers fans relief from the heat

Posted June 17

— The hundreds of fans who are expected to converge on Pinehurst Resort this week should keep an eye on both the women's U.S. Open leaderboard and the weather forecast.

While they root for scores to go low on Pinehurst No. 2, fans are assured of temperatures soaring – close to and above 100 degrees, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. Heat; Hot Weather 1 Heat safety tips

With an eye toward the safety of those crowd, the United States Golf Association on Tuesday announced plans to provide each pass-holder with a voucher for a bottle of water (usually $2.50 at the concession stands) and to set up hydration stations and air-conditioned cooling tents for fans.

When the first groups tee off Thursday at 6:45 a.m., it will be no cooler than 70 degrees. By noon, the forecast calls for a temperature of 92 degrees and humidity of about 57 percent.

Friday's early groups could see light rain before play begins, but heat and humidity return quickly by mid-morning, Maze said. Saturday and Sunday bring more of the same.

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  • jmcdow2792 Jun 18, 5:45 p.m.

    There will likley be a lot of heat stressed patrons. The party thing tends to dehydrate people and it takes a while to get in shape for high 90's temps. I just hope the players aren't impacted. I sure would be.

  • heard-it-all-before Jun 18, 3:34 p.m.

    With an eye toward the safety of those crowd, the United States Golf Association on Tuesday... View More

    — Posted by itneverchanges

    Well, they're giving it to you for free then setting up hydration stations where I'm sure you... View More

    — Posted by Shaking My Head In Amusement

    i believe that's exactly why they'd be scoffing at $2.50 bottled water

  • Shaking My Head In Amusement Jun 18, 3:29 p.m.

    With an eye toward the safety of those crowd, the United States Golf Association on Tuesday... View More

    — Posted by itneverchanges

    Well, they're giving it to you for free then setting up hydration stations where I'm sure you can refill that FREE bottle so how would reducing the cost to $1 be better? $2.50 is only .50-.75 more than you pay at a convenience store. Aquafina or Dasani are usually $1.79/$1.89. Believe me, the fans that have paid the price of a PGA Open ticket and the hotel/home rental prices during tournament time aren't likely to be scoffing at $2.50 water!

  • itneverchanges Jun 18, 2:15 p.m.

    With an eye toward the safety of those crowd, the United States Golf Association on Tuesday announced plans to provide each pass-holder with a voucher for a bottle of water (usually $2.50 at the concession stands)
    If they truly cared about the fans the price would be no more than a dollar!!!

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
TOL 5
 
Final
CHC 7
STL 6
Final
PHI 9
ARI 5
Final
NYY 6
TOR 4
Final
TAM 6
BOS 4
Final
CIN 1
WAS 4
Final
ATL 2
SDP 5
 
Final
TEX 4
OAK 1
 
Final
MIN 5
CWS 9
 
9th
KAN 6
CLE 4
 
9th
HOU 0
MIA 2
 
9th
MIL 2
NYM 3
 
8th
COL 8
PIT 0
 
3rd
ANA 0
DET 0
 
3rd
SEA 0
BAL 1
 
3rd
SFG 0
LOS 1
 
Final
DUR 3
TOL 5