The number of times the USGA has played lift, clean and place is zero; no matter what the weather. They never have and never will.
Only one eagle was hit on Thursday. Lee Westwood holed his approach on the Par 4, 14th.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2016
Play was suspended three times on Thursday for a total of 3 hours and 45 minutes. Following the third suspension, play was suspended for the day. Play will resume at 7:30 AM on Friday.
Bubba Watson has missed 5 cuts at the US Open in 9 previous tries. His best finish remains at Oakmont in 2007 (T5). Bubba also made 5 birdies on Thursday, tied with Andrew Landry, for the most in the field.
The toughest hole on Day 1 was the Par-4 9th. It played to an average of 4.62. There were 2 birdies, 15 pars, 22 bogeys and 3 doubles. Speaking of that number, only 9 players got to complete their round on Day 1.
Rickie Fowler is 14-over par this year in first rounds at the Majors. He shot 80 (+8) at Augusta in the 1st round. Yesterday he was +6 with six holes still to play.
The number of players at even par or better. With the nearly 3 inches of rain since Thursday, it’ll be interesting to watch how this number fluctuates during the next three rounds.
The 17th Hole was the easiest hole on Day 1. The Par 4 was playing to an average score of exactly 4.00 with 10 bogeys to go against the 10 birdies and 28 pars.
Amateur Scottie Scheffler is just 19 years old and was the clubhouse leader at 1-under (69).
Bubba Watson’s birdie putt on the 10th was 49 feet long. It might just have been the quickest putt this week.
The afternoon wave is yet to tee off, that’s 78 players. They are scheduled to begin their round at 8:00 AM.
The first suspension of play was for 79 mins. Interestingly, the USGA did not permit the players to warm-up before heading back to the course, this caused a few players to voice their displeasure.
In case you didn’t know already, Andrew Landry is the 624th ranked golfer in the world. This is his first major appearance.
In the first round, the USGA set up the 12th hole to 684 yards, thereby becoming the longest Par 5 in US Open history. Yesterday, the hole was playing into the wind and well over 700 yards