No Tiger sightings yet on the East Course at Merion Golf Club, where the 113th U.S. Open tees off in less than one hour.
No rain yet, but it is expected to arrive sooner than later and could get nasty. That possibility, however, didn't hamper people such as the green department's Duane Schell, who is volunteering this week, from his duty of mowing greens. He had a smile on his face while he was doing it, too.
"It's a special place. I think the weather has everybody a little concerned, but there was still an energy there among our group when we went out early this morning," says Schell, GCSAA Class A superintendent at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top, Pa., and a 19-year member of the association. "This is the first major I got to work. It's kind of everything I anticipated and a little bit more."