If you had tickets for Friday at the 2016 U.S. Open, you had to wait a little while to get in the gates at Oakmont Country Club.
The USGA announced Friday morning that the course was closed to spectators until further notice. With a grand total of 2.9 inches of rain hitting the course between overnight Wednesday, Thursday and overnight, the course is drenched with rain. Spectator walkways and pathways are muddy and dangerous for fans. Until those dry or the USGA could otherwise treat the surfaces to make them safer for fans, spectators were be asked to stay away.
The course opened for spectators at 8 a.m.
Volunteers were asked to show up on time to marshal the players who will still compete as scheduled.
Round 1 play resumes at 7:30 a.m., with the second half of the field that didn't start the tournament on Thursday set to start play around 8 a.m.