Rain delays are frustrating for everyone at major championships. Players, spectators, and TV viewers are left sitting around with nothing to do but wait until the weather clears and the action resumes.
That looked to be the case Thursday when showers and thunderstorms delayed play during the first round of the U.S. Open. From what we could see, it looked like the European players were sitting around watching the Euro 2016 soccer match, while the American players were mostly looking at their phones.
That is until the Pittsburgh Penguins showed up.
And they brought a friend with them, in the form of the Stanley Cup. Players took the opportunity to take pictures with the trophy, raising their spirits while they waited out the delay.
One of the most entertaining parts of the visit was the Penguins trying out their talents on the putting green. Maybe all that practice on actual ice helped the Stanley Cup champs handle the lightning fast greens at Oakmont?