Play resumes at U.S. Open, for now

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

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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.

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