Play resumes at U.S. Open, for now

Written By Alec Brzezinski
U.S. Open fans
(Getty Images)

The 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club was yielding some birdies Thursday before a flash thunderstorm rolled through.

MORE: A new Jason Day at U.S. Open | McIlroy annoyed by Mickelson-Fowler friendship

Play was suspended for 79 minutes while dangerous weather was in the area. Players hung out in the clubhouse watching England defeat Wales 2-1 in the Euro 2016 competition, trying to stay loose as the year's second major was disrupted.

Despite the delay of more than an hour, which usually calls for a 45 minute warm-up, players were ushered back onto the course without any extra shots.

Unfortunately, weather reports are showing more inclement weather later in the afternoon.

Hopefully the storms break up by then, but players and fans should prepare for another disruption in action.

Latest News

Tiger Woods unsure if he will ever compete on PGA Tour: 'I'm so far from that'
Tiger Woods reflects on recovery from crash
Tiger Woods-111320-GETTY-FTR
Tiger Woods explains why he won't play golf full time 'ever again' in latest recovery update
Tiger Woods explains why he won't play golf full time 'ever again'
Golf world reacts to death of Lee Elder, first Black golfer to play the Masters
Golfers, other athletes react to the passing of Lee Elder
Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka results: Koepka dominates rival in 'The Match' 5
'The Match' 5 results: Koepka dominates DeChambeau
Phil Mickelson steals the show as a commentator for 'The Match'
Phil Mickelson steals the show at 'The Match'