USGA not changing for weather

Updated: June 13, 2013, 11:07 AM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

ARMORE, Pa. -- More than 6 inches of rain has fallen on Merion Golf Club's East Course since Friday, and more poor weather is predicted for the start of the U.S. Open here on Thursday.

But no matter how poor the weather gets, or how difficult the course conditions become, the United States Golf Association will stick to its long-time policy of not allowing preferred lies.

The Rules of Golf allow for such exceptions, and it is a policy put in place often on the PGA ...

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