Three rain delays, 78 players who haven’t teed off yet and a brutally difficult course: Day One at the U.S. Open in three short phrases. As if you didn’t get the idea yet, here’s how the Western Pennsylvania course treated Jason Dufner, which is a good microcosm for what Thursday at Oakmont was all about.
The day wasn’t a complete waste, however. The golf world was introduced to Andrew Landry, a 28-year old PGA Tour rookie with limited status. Landry got as deep as 5-under par on his round before back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 7 and 8, his 16th and 17th holes of the day. Before the final horn blew, Landry had just inside 20 feet for birdie on his last hole of the day and a chance to shoot 66, which would be the lowest opening round score at a U.S. Open at Oakmont.
Bubba Watson and Danny Lee are chasing Landry. Both are at 2-under par with a few holes left in their first round. Here are the highlights from Thursday at Oakmont.