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Metal detectors in place at Open

Updated: June 7, 2013, 11:53 AM ET
ESPN.com

ARDMORE, Pa. -- Metal detectors will be part of the security measures in place for the U.S. Open next week at Merion Golf Club.

The United States Golf Association announced its security procedures on Thursday.

"There will be metal-detection screening, similar to what you experience at airport security," said deputy chief John Viola of the Haverford Township Police Department, who is overseeing the law-enforcement operations. "This screening process is designed to prevent ...

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