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Rain Moves Out, Fans Move In At US Open

ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 13: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits his second shot on the third hole during Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 13, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

ARDMORE, PA – JUNE 13: Phil Mickelson of the United States hits his second shot on the third hole during Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 13, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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By Mike DeNardo

ARDMORE, Pa., (CBS) – The rains moved out and the fans moved in, at the U.S. Open at Merion.

Fans took refuge from the morning downpour that suspended play for three and a half hours. But the thousands lining the ropes at Merion, including Tom Smith of West Chester, took the weather delay in stride.

“I didn’t mind the rain. No, I’m here until Sunday. It’s fine. I just hope the Thursday people get to see enough golf to make them happy,” said Smith.

Tom certainly did. He says he saw six or seven birdies from the first half-dozen groups that came by his position on the grandstand at the 13th hole.

But with any luck, the golfers here and their legions of fans have seen the last of the heavy rains.

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