The Washington Times - June 17, 2011, 04:07PM

USGA officials were thankful to get through Thursday without having to suspend play. It rained, but they said there was no electricity (read: lightning) in the storm, so everything continued.

Friday, they weren’t so lucky, with the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club experiencing its first delay at 4:04 p.m. as a band of rain moved through Bethesda. At the time, 78 golfers had yet to complete their second rounds.


It was a fast-moving storm, however, and the delay only lasted 42 minutes. Players returned to the course at 4:46.