Thousands Brave The Heat At U.S. Senior Open
By Kimberly Foley. CREATED Jul 9, 2013
Omaha, NE -- On Tuesday, it was hot, humid, and there wasn't much wind.
Despite all that, there were thousands of people out at the U.S. Senior Open.
Most of them came prepared with water, hats and towels.
Mark Lookabill said he and his wife also came out Monday, and Mother Nature caught them off guard.
"Yeah, I was surprised how hot it was yesterday," said Lookabill.
So on Tuesday, they took a new approach.
"We are a little more prepared today," said Lookabill. "We are planning our routes so we are close to concessions. There's a lot of concession stands out here. (We are) making sure we always have something cool to be able to walk around and enjoy the grounds."
Peter Michaud brought out his two sons to the event.
"We are ready to battle the heat," he said. "We are all wearing hats, sunglasses, and we've put on our 30 SPF. We had to change from darker colored shirts to lighter colored shirts."
Whether it's a clothing color, a refreshment or remembering it won't last, folks found ways to stand the heat.
"I don't mind it, as long as you're planning for it," said spectator Courtney Roberts. "When you're prepared to sweat, be in the hot weather, come prepared with shade and stuff to keep you cool, it's definitely tolerable."
If you are attending this week, you're encouraged to bring cash because you can't bring water inside the event.