USGA Updates U.S. Open Schedule After Weather Delays
Severe weather chased players from the course three times in the opening round of the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont, so the tee times they are a-changin’.
After only nine players completed Round 1 on Thursday, the round resumed early Friday morning with Andrew Landry draining a final-hole birdie to post the early lead at four under. The second wave of the first round, featuring World No. 1 Jason Day, began at 8 a.m. EST.
The USGA further updated its schedule on Friday morning: the first wave of the second round will begin at 2:30 p.m. EST this afternoon, while the start of the afternoon wave (a total of 78 players) will be pushed back to 7:30 a.m. EST Saturday morning.
Those who make the cut will turn around and go back out in the afternoon for their third round, which is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. EST on Saturday with players teeing off in threesomes on the first and 10th tees.
USGA officials say they are still on track for a Sunday finish - barring a playoff, of course - with the forecast showing sunny and hot with no rain.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.