Threatening weather halts play at US Open

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Steve Stricker, left, and Phil Mickelson talk before teeing off on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Play has been halted at the U.S. Open because of threatening weather in the area.

Officials blew the horn at 8:36 a.m. Thursday, less than 2 hours after the start of the first round.

Heavy storms were forecast for the Philadelphia area for most of the day, expecting to further soak a Merion course that had already received 6½ inches of rain in the past week.

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