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US Open 2012: Olympic Club Receives Water Treatment Saturday

With the third round of the 2012 U.S. Open set to get underway at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California on Saturday afternoon, the field of 72 will have the fortune of receiving a bit of a break prior to beginning their rounds. USGA executive director Mike Davis gave the order to have the Olympic Club treated with water in an attempt to slow down the difficult course prior to play beginning on Saturday.

While the water will in no way help decrease the scores, it will go a long way in terms of helping out the players, at least for a short while. With temperatures expected in the high 80s on Saturday, odds are the water will only make a difference early in the morning prior to speeding up in the afternoon.

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