Yes folks, it is raining in Houston. Those of us who live in the northeast have seen plenty of precipitation, but down here in Texas, where the state is under a severe drought, rain is actually a welcome sight. Except, of course, when you are trying to conduct a USGA championship. Figures, the USGA comes into town and it starts raining.
That seems to be a common theme this year.
Remember The Broadmoor for the Women's Open? Or Erin Hills when play was delayed nearly a half-day during stroke play?
Here in Houston, residents have not seen rain for about three months. USGA staffer Allison Jarrett, who lives here, said she has not seen rain for at least 90 days.
So far, play at the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur has not been suspended, even though some competitors had seen some electricity in the distance and the skies have significantly darkened.
Our on-site meteorologist is monitoring the situation and thus far it is still safe to continue.
We'll keep you posted if there is any delay in play.