But weather is not one of the "bad experiences" the USGA uses. Merion didn't have an Opne for 32 years because it was deemed too short for the modern game. That will be the determining factor as to whether they return again or not; not what happened to fall from the sky on June 13, 2013.
I mean, what - "Well we can't go back to Merion cuz it rained. And wasn't there a fog delay at Olympic? Strike them. And it's technically hurricane season, so forget any east coast sites. Tornadoes in the Midwest - Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri...your're out too. Tsunamis strike Hawaii, outta there. Earthquakes: there go the California courses."
Does Alaska have any Open-caliber courses?