OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Defending champion Jordan Spieth is in the clubhouse after finishing off an opening round 2-over 72 in the U.S. Open.
Spieth completed his marathon round more than 24 hours after it started, getting up-and-down on his final hole for a par that left him six shots off the pace set by leader Andrew Landry.
Spieth, who won last year at Chambers Bay in Washington state, tossed a club in frustration at one point Thursday when an approach shot spun back into a bunker. He was in better spirits Friday morning, though he finished a stroke behind playing partners Zach Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau.
Dustin Johnson, who lost to Spieth last year when he three-putted the final hole, didn’t begin play in the rain-delayed tournament until Friday morning. He was even par through three holes.
Phil Mickelson also finally got his Open underway and promptly bogeyed his first hole. Mickelson, a six-time Open runner-up, would complete a career Grand Slam with an Open title.