Golfers, fans enduring extreme heat at US Women's Open in Kohler
WTMJ News Team
Shelley Walcott reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
KOHLER- Golfers and golf fans battled the heat at the US Women's Open Thursday.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Shelley Walcott reports golf fans who are doing their best to deal with all this heat.
With the sun high in the sky and temperatures soaring into the triple digits -- umbrellas are the accessory of choice at this US Women's Open.
But it's still a scorcher.
Rusty Lurvey from Eagle River brought his nine-year-old out and says the hot sun, is putting a damper on their experience.
"I was a little disappointed. This is probably the hottest I've ever been," said Lurvey. "And if we didn't have the tickets and have the plans made we probably wouldn't have come. Just because it's so hot."
One couple from Minneapolis feels the same way.
"We've been to tournaments before and it's never been this hot," said Jill Hansen.
She and her husband Tom are taking it easy.
"Sitting down for one thing," said Tom Hansen on handling the heat. "Drinking lots of water, and sitting in the shade."
Fans seem to be focused less on golf, and more on getting indoors.
"It's not set up real good for the fans in terms of shade and trying to cool down," said Tom Javorsky of Waukesha.
And with a nine-year-old in tow -- he says he'll probably be calling it a day sooner, than later.