Johnson Leads The Way After Mammoth Day
Dustin Johnson managed to play 36 holes in a day and have the clubhouse lead at Oakmont Country Club following the second day of the 2016 US Open
Dustin Johnson Leads US Open After Mammoth Day 2 At Oakmont CC
Dustin Johhnson has the clubhouse lead on four under-par after playing both his first and second rounds of the weather delayed US Open on Friday.
The American who came so close to winning the tournament last year will be very satisfied after a hard day’s graft on a course where the weather dramatically improved from the storms on Thursday.
Johnson is tied for the lead with Andrew Landry who was the surprise first round leader and who had to play just one shot all day, a birdie putt that he holed after the weather delay stopped his round prematurely on Thursday evening.
Andrew Landry holed the only shot he had to play on Friday
There were four other players who managed to get their first two rounds complete on Friday and finish under par.
Scott Piercy and Sergio Garcia are both on two under following rounds of 68 and 70, while England’s Andy Sullivan is a further shot back after playing some very solid golf.
Round of the day was from Daniel Summerhays, whose 65 included five birdies and no bogeys and is also on one under.
Although scoring conditions were slightly more friendly than on Thursday there were still players who struggled on the tricky Oakmont set-up.
World Number One Jason Day is in slight danger of missing the cut following a first round 76, his second round was going better though and with three holes to play in his second round he was at five over for the tournament
Rory McIlroy had some serious issues after shooting 77 in his first round and would have been happy to have had the rest of the day off to work on his game before starting his second round on Saturday.
Jordan Spieth shot 72 in the first round and is poised to move up the leaderboard if he can have a good start to Saturday in his second round.
The weather is set fair for the weekend in Pittsburgh, which will be a relief to the organisers as the tournament should now finish on time on Sunday evening
However there were signs on Friday night that the course is starting to quicken up meaning it will get harder and harder to score on.
Oakmont Country Club was drying out after Thursday’s rain
Saturday Round 2 Tee Times
Round 3 will start after Round 2 is complete.
(All times BST; a=amateur, players from US unless stated)
Starting from the 1st hole
12:00 – Andres Gonzales, Scottie Scheffler (a), Derek Fathauer
12:11 – Andrew Landry, Matthew Baldwin (Eng), DJ Trahan
12:22 – Rob Oppenheim, Dicky Pride, Wes Short Jr.
12:33 – Patton Kizzire, Yuta Ikeda (Jpn), David Lingmerth (Swe)
12:44 – Hideto Tanihara (Jpn), Gregory Bourdy (Fra), Kevin Streelman
12:55 – Jon Rahm (Spa, a), James Hahn, Robert Streb
13:06 – Thomas Aiken (SA), Jeff Maggert, David Toms
13:17 – Marc Leishman (Aus), Jimmy Walker, Paul Casey (Eng)
13:28 – Lee Westwood (Eng), Luke Donald (Eng), Martin Kaymer (Ger)
13:39 – Russell Knox (Sco), Harris English, Jason Dufner
13:50 – Zach Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth
14:01 – Kevin Foley, Gregor Main, Mark Anguiano
14:12 – Kyle Mueller (a), Derek Chang, Richie Schembechler
Starting from the 10th hole
12:00 – Denny McCarthy, Aron Price (Aus), Mikael Lundberg (Swe)
12:11 – Nick Hardy (a), Mike Van Sickle; Tom Hoge
12:22 – Patrick Rodgers, Sam Horsfield (Eng, a), Andrew Johnston (Eng)
12:33 – Justin Hicks, Soren Hansen (Den), Jason Allred
12:44 – Romain Wattel (Fra), Kang Sung-hoon (Kor), Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn)
12:55 – Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), Matteo Manassero (Ita), Daniel Berger
13:06 – Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed
13:17 – Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Spa), J.B. Holmes, Kevin Chappell
13:28 – Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Danny Lee (NZ), An Byeong-hun (Kor)
13:39 – Rory McIlroy (NI), Danny Willett (Eng), Rickie Fowler
13:50 – Chris Kirk, Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Shane Lowry (Ire)
14:01 – Mike Miller, Matthew Borchert, a-Charlie Danielson
14:12 – Chase Parker, Ryan Stachler (a), Patrick Wilkes-Krier