Despite rainy spring, U.S. Senior Open officials pleased with course conditions
NOTRE DAME, Ind --- As the excitement is building around the start of the U.S. Senior Open, course officials are monitoring course conditions closely.
Despite the heavy amounts of rain in Michiana has received this spring and early summer, they are happy with the way Warren Golf Course is taking shape.
Ben Kimball is the USGA Senior Director of Championships.
“We're excited for where the conditions are at the moment. It’s been a rainy spring and I guess summer you would call it now in south bend. And that sets us back a little bit in some areas. We got some time to go. We have 3 more days of practice rounds before the first ball is struck but overall the grounds staff here at the Warren Course has done an phenomenal job of getting the course ready.”
According to ABC 57 Meteorologists, Michiana has seen about 1.5 times the amount of rain in that time frame,which makes course set up that much more of a challenge.
Over 130,000 fans will be walking through the gates this week to see the championship at Notre Dame.