OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Bad weather appears to be the only thing that can slow Andrew Landry, the U.S. Open rookie who zoomed out to 5 under and claimed the lead in Round 1. The second suspension of play because of fast-moving storms – some with lightning bursts – sent players and fans scrambling for cover.
Jordan Spieth is even on the day and has completed six holes, and Rory McIlroy is two over through eight holes.
Landry, ranked No. 624 in the world, was playing No. 5 on his second nine of the day when the weather alert horn sounded. Landry is a rookie on the PGA Tour after getting his card through the Web.com Tour last year. He is coming off his best finish of the year, a tie for 41st in the FedEx St. Jude Classic last week. That helps explain why he is No. 624 in the world ranking.
According to the PGA Tour, Landry once shot 58 on his home course, a nine-hole track called ”Pea Patch” in Groves, Texas. The course played 6,300 yards and has since closed down.