Fast and dry the name of the game at Pebble Beach
If there’s one thing the USGA loves more than anything else, it’s dry conditions leading up to the week of the U.S. Open. Even better is a forecast that doesn’t include any precipitation to speak of during the tournament week.
Pebble Beach’s already small greens will get even smaller if the winds start to pick up over the next four days. But things could get even more interesting with the news that the course will remain dry through the weekend (weather forecasts are calling for clear skies).
Phil Mickelson is already concerned about the conditions for Thursday’s opening round:
“In both those Opens (’92 and ’00) we had rain the first couple of days,” Mickelson said. “And so it was very scorable the first two rounds in ’92. And then the course got away and guys were shooting in the mid-to high-80s.
“It’s not supposed to rain this week, and that’s why I’m concerned.”