June 17, 2017 – Town of Polk, WI – A steady stream of traffic early this morning at the Washington County Fair Park as golf fans piled into the RED lot to then take the free shuttle to the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
This is the third day of tournament play at the U.S. Open before Sunday’s final round and neighbors across Wisconsin are showing their appreciation for the sport.
Jessica works as a supervisor at the walk-in security tent with her co-supervisor Dan at Erin School. On Thursday morning, between 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. they checked about 4,000 people. There was only about a 5-minute wait.
Friday morning during the same time frame there were about 6,000 people through the lines with only about a 15 minute wait.
The lines got longer, another supervisor was brought in and that person requested even more security so people with no bags could simply be wanded and get through the line faster.
The supervisors praised the security team for its efficiency.
A member of the USGA said they’ve “never seen so many walk in to the tournament.”
People are getting dropped off by bars, hotels, businesses, neighbors, etc. The official from USGA said the traffic is unbelievable.
And if you think the Fair Park is busy, that family parking lot by Erin School that’s charging $40 a car had 400 cars parked there today.
Hat tip cub reporter Linda Bruss.