USGA: Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head...Links for the Open

NYC Media Screamers- Michael NastriCorrespondent IJune 21, 2009

FARMINGDALE, NY - JUNE 20:  Tiger Woods (R) stands with caddie Steve Williams under an umbrella in the rain on the 11th hole during the third round of the 109th U.S. Open on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on June 20, 2009 in Farmingdale, New York.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Just as the third round continues, there are some major story lines to this, the 109th US Open in history at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale Long Island. I have divided the links up by these story lines...

Rain, Rain Go Away:
Brendan Pruntym of the Star-Ledger has the outline of how the US Open will move forward through the weather. Prunty also has a nice piece on his experience with the US Open and his dad.

Barn baby Barnes:
John Harper of the Daily News has a quick bio on current leader Ricky Barnes.

Ian O'Connor also has a piece on Barnes.

The Real Phil Franchise:
Rich Cimini says the fan favorite shouldn't be counted out.

Tiger Meh:
Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News says Tiger doesn't have the goods. I have to disagree a little. I believe the weather did play heavily into his poor performance in the first round. Both he and Angel Cabrera, who was playing great golf walking into this weekend, had terrible first rounds through the worst weather of the tournament. Tiger's second round at one under, while not perfect, would put him right in the mix, even if he shot a 70 or 71 in the first round.

Sam Borden of the Journal News agrees with Lupica.

New York Fans Hecklers? No!?
Newsday has some coverage on fans heckling the players in the second day of round two Saturday. The fans paid special "attention" to Tiger Woods, but he laughed it off.

Neil Best has some advice for those hecklers.

Sean O'Baby:
Hank Gola of the Daily News has an update on the expecting father on this Father's Day, Sean O'Hair.

Keys to Victory:
Charles McGrath of the New York Times has noticed some trends in those that are conquering the rain-soaked Bethpage Black.

He Weir's it well:
McGrath also has a nice piece on Mike Weir's past performances in majors. Kevin McCarthy thinks Weir wins it...and I can't disagree too much...He is the only one with a major victory in the main contenders.

The Rise of David:
The former No. 1 player in the world is back in the spotlight again. Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post had this story on Duvall. At three under after the second round, he was in position to win this tournament, and it is a great story. I am surprised more writers didn't have this.

Maltbie Might Be a Fan Fav:
Neil Best has a story on NBC's Roger Maltbie.

Enjoy the golf everyone and Happy Father's Day!