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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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Keeping It Cool

by David Shefter   USGA

Around these parts, they call it "June Gloom." It's a term used to describe the overcast weather at this time of year in San Diego. And so far the moniker fits. Since arriving at Torrey Pines on Monday, we have not seen too much of the sun. It almost feels a bit like Scotland without the gusty winds and sideways rain. I must say it's pretty comfortable.

Next year the Open shifts to Bethpage State Park on Long Island and if we were there this year, reporters would be raiding the water bins as if it were an ATM. I understand the heat back on the East Coast has been downright oppressive. The only sweating going on here at Torrey is from the players figuring out the kikiyu rough. From a weather perspective, things could not be more ideal.

The forecast for the weekend is calling for temperatures in the 70s with partly cloudy skies. Translated: it will be nice to be outside and the golf will go on without any hint of a thunderstorm.

This is one week where having to wear long pants isn't all that bad.


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