US Open hit by E coli discovery in public water fountain at Erin Hills

• Bacteria identified from sample taken at public hydration facility
• USGA say water line ‘was disconnected immediately’ after discovery

The organisers of the US Open have suffered embarrassment after it emerged that traces of E coli were discovered in a public water fountain at Erin Hills. Nobody has been reported ill after drinking from the hydration facility during practice days at the second major of the year, and it was shut off on Thursday morning.

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