Irmo Native Johnson Finishes U.S. Open 1st Round In 2nd

dj-british-15-rd3.jpgOAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Andrew Landry took one putt to set an Oakmont record at the U.S. Open, and no one could catch him.

Landry finished the rain-delayed first round with a 10-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66. It was the best opening round in the 10 majors at Oakmont, and it gave him a one-shot lead over Lee Westwood and Irmo native Dustin Johnson.

Because of three rain delays, the first round took over 32 hours to finish.

Landry is a 28-year-old qualifier making his U.S. Open debut. Not since Bob Tway in 1986 at Shinnecock Hills has a U.S. Open rookie had the outright lead after 18 holes.

Westwood birdied his last two holes for a 67. Johnson, the heartbreak runner-up last year at Chambers Bay, didn’t start his round until Friday. He didn’t make a bogey.

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