Most published reports Friday morning indicated the Pinehurst area received about two-thirds of an inch.
That’s not entirely true, at least as it pertains to the 2014 U.S. Open.
Pinehurst Resort Director of Grounds and Golf Course Maintenance Bob Farren says No. 2 took on about an inch of rain in a span of just 30 minutes. Crews began work in a hurry to do their own restoration of the course. The images in the above video – compared to the images on the television broadcast Friday – are startling.
Farren discusses here what impacts the rain will have on play Friday and says his staff was up to the challenge to provide elite championship conditions in a matter of a few hours.