Title: Unplayable lie? No, unplayable hole: Doomsday scenario for Merion
Description: What would be the doomsday scenario for Merion Golf Club this weekend? Forget players shooting 25 under and shattering all U.S. Open scoring records. Unplayable lies? Try unplayable hole. With more than four inches of rain falling on Haverford since Friday, according to the National Weather Service, and more still to come the next couple days, that scary proposition was suggested by reporters at a press conference Monday afternoon with USGA executive director Mike Davis and Merion's director of golf operations, Matt Shaffer. Davis, for one, didn't want to entertain the idea of an unplayable hole. But as one reporter put it, "volunteers and the police officer at (Number) 11 said today that it flooded. It looked like an island green."