Opening round of U.S. Open suspended due to weather

A course worker checks a weather sign on the fourth hole after play was suspended during the first round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Oakmont, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) – Storms that took plenty of bite out of Oakmont wound up shutting down the U.S. Open on Thursday.

The first round was suspended for the third and final time just as 28-year-old qualifier Andrew Landry was finishing up a dream round in his debut at golf’s toughest test.

Coming off two straight bogeys, Landry hit his approach into about 10 feet on the ninth hole for a birdie attempt when the horn sounded as a violent storm approached. He was at 3-under par.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth was irritated by a few mistakes, though he was 1 over through 12 holes.

Masters champion. Danny Willett, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler were far more flustered. Willett and McIlroy each were 4 over, while Fowler was 6 over.

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