U.S. Open: Weather halts first-round play for second time

 

Rory McIlroy was 1-over par through 6 holes at the U.S. Open when play was suspended. (AP photo)
Rory McIlroy was 1-over par through 6 holes at the U.S. Open when play was suspended. (AP photo)

UPDATE: 12:11 p.m. ET: Play has been halted again due to weather.


UPDATE, 11:23 a.m. ET: The horn has sounded and play has resumed at Oakmont.


OAKMONT, Pa. — With a major squall line moving through Western Pennsylvania, the U.S. Open suspended play just after 10 a.m.

Oakmont received 1.1 inches of rain Wednesday night and more was expected this morning and again late afternoon. The rain typically helps soften the slick greens and hold tee shots in the fairways.

Andrew Landry is the leader with a 3-under-par through 11 holes. Landry birded Nos. 10, 17 and 2 before being called off the course.

Of the 78 golfers on the course, 11 were under par – including Jordan Spieth through 4 – and 54 were over par. Jupiter’s Daniel Berger, coming off his first PGA Tour victory last week at the St. Jude Classic, is even par after 8 holes. Berger bogeyed the 609-yard par-4 No. 4 and made up the stroke on the next hole with a birdie.

Rory McIlroy is 1-over through 6 holes and Masters champion Danny Willett is 1-over through 5. Rickie Fowler is 2-over through six.

The high score belongs to Mike van Sickle, who is 7-over through 6.

 

 

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