Blimps & E Coli: Erin Hills’ Rough Start
In any sport, a rookie season can be quite an up and down experience. Not everyone is going to have a Cody Belliger and Ezekiel Elliot-type start to their career. Erin Hills, as a golf course, is going through some rookie bumps. In the middle of the first round, a blimp went down near the golf course where everyone’s attention focused on the down blimp versus the golf and now reports come out that E. Coli was found in the hydration system at 12th hole.
The blimp incident was extremely scary, and it’s a good thing that everyone is okay as the pilot suffered some burns that he’s been treated for. That’s something I can’t really recall ever seeing with a blimp going down. To make matters a little weirder, the blimp was not affiliated with Erin Hills or USGA. I don’t really understand how that gets approved.
Although something happened far worse at night when reports came out that the hydration station on the 12th hole had traces of e coli in it. That’s not good at all. Hopefully, this is an isolated incident because if not, this could become a full-out disaster. USGA and PGA might take a long look at Erin Hills as a viable course for future tournaments.
Interesting second round here with many notable names that could miss the cut.