U.S. Open takes precautions

Freeman Staff

June 15, 2017

TOWN OF ERIN Weather always has something to do with golf.

Usually it's good, but as severe weather threatened southeastern Wisconsin this week, the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course has plans in place just in case as the first round of the tournament begins today.

With more than 35,000 people expected to attend each day and with more than 5,000 volunteers working at Erin Hills Golf Course this week, it's important to get everyone in a safe area away from dangerous weather.

If severe weather approaches, on-site meteorologists will give about four different warnings allowing enough time for fans to be shuttled back to cars, seek shelter in their parked cars if close by or find space inside one of the buildings on the property.

No ticket refunds, exchanges, rain checks or replacements will be issued if play is suspended. However, USGA may partially honor a day's ticket if fewer than four cumulative hours of play are conducted during an affected day.