The heavy rain has finally stopped after about 90 minutes. Officials are currently looking at the golf course to determine if there are any problems with standing water or the conditions in bunkers. They hope to make an announcement about plans for play the rest of the day in about 30 minutes.
It's difficult to describe how hard it rained for the past hour and a half. As a group of officials, players and caddies stood on the patio outside Atlantic's pro shop and watched the deluge, one USGA committeman, who hails from Louisiana, noted, "Back home, when it rains like this, they give it a name."