The start of the second day of the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills was a wet one. Stormy weather forced the delay of morning practice rounds until 9 a.m.
Fans were encouraged to wait in their vehicles, for safety reasons, as the rain passed. Eventually, the gates opened around 8:30 a.m.
"The weather has not been cooperative today," said golf fan Tom Miler, who was taking in the tournament with son Matt.
The rain didn't dampen their enthusiasm for being there. But he added it may impact how they choose to watch the competition.
"If we have a downpour, we don't have umbrellas, so we may be staying under the tarps and watching it from that angle, instead of walking the course," Miler said.
Golf fan Jayson Hongsermeier, of Sussex, said he still planned to walk the course.
"I'm wearing golf shoes for that," he said. "I think I've already been through the worst of the mud."
Hongsermeier added he is enjoying the experience, despite the rain.
"I'd rather be out in the sun," he said. "But as long as I get to see the greatest players at some point today, I'm happy."