Southport’s Matthew Baldwin in the mix at USGA Open
Oakmont Country Club bared its teeth as the leaderboard closed up on a weather-interrupted first day of the US Open.
Southport‘s Matthew Baldwin who plays out of Royal Birkdale is on +3 after completing 17 holes of round one.
Lee slattery, being an afternoon starter has yet to tee it up.
The last time the event was played here in 2007, Angel Cabrera won with a five over total and many, including Masters Tournament winner Danny Willett, had predicted a similar winning score this week.
American Andrew Landry had threatened to make a mockery of those predictions as he reached five under after 13 holes but back-to-back bogeys on the seventh and eighth saw his lead cut to one when play was suspended for the day at 3.51pm.
Only nine players were able to complete their first rounds with 78 – all of the scheduled afternoon starters – yet to tee off.
World Number 624 Landry was three under and playing the ninth – his last – when the hooter sounded, with two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson and New Zealander Danny Lee a shot back.
Tee-off times and groupings for Friday’s first round
(All times BST; a=amateur, players from US unless stated)
Starting from the first hole
11:45 – Lee Slattery (England), Miguel Tabuena (Philippines), Daniel Summerhays
11:56 – Sebastian Soderberg (Sweden), Zach Edmondson, Kent Bulle
12:07 – Tony Finau, Alex Noren (Sweden), Jason Kokrak
12:18 – Max Kieffer (Germany), Gary Stal (France), Kevin Tway
12:29 – Cameron Smith (Australia), Steven Bowditch (Australia), a-Derek Bard
12:40 – Jim Herman, Smylie Kaufman, William McGirt
12:51 – Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas, Billy Horschel
13:02 – Brooks Koepka, Chris Wood (England), Justin Thomas
13:13 – Kevin Kisner, Charl Schwartzel (South Africa), Branden Grace (South Africa)
13:24 – Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose (England), Henrik Stenson (Sweden)
13:35 – Retief Goosen (South Africa), Keegan Bradley, Lucas Glover
13:46 – Andy Pope, a-Sam Burns, Matt Marshall
13:57 – Tyler Raber, a-Christopher Crawford, Austin Jordan
17:30 – Andres Gonzales, a-Scottie Scheffler, Derek Fathauer
17:41 – Andrew Landry, Matthew Baldwin (England), D.J. Trahan
17:52 – Rob Oppenheim, Dicky Pride, Wes Short Jr.
18:03 – Patton Kizzire, Yuta Ikeda (Japan), David Lingmerth (Sweden)
18:14 – Hideto Tanihara (Japan), Gregory Bourdy (France), Kevin Streelman
18:25 – a-Jon Rahm (Spain), James Hahn, Robert Streb
18:36 – Thomas Aiken (South Africa), Jeff Maggert, David Toms
18:47 – Marc Leishman (Australia), Jimmy Walker, Paul Casey (England)
18:58 – Lee Westwood (England), Luke Donald (England), Martin Kaymer (Germany)
19:09 – Russell Knox (Scotland), Harris English, Jason Dufner
19:20 – Zach Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Jordan Spieth
19:31 – Kevin Foley, Gregor Main, Mark Anguiano
19:42 – a-Kyle Mueller, Derek Chang, Richie Schembechler
Starting from the 10th hole
11:45 – Peter Hanson (Sweden), Tim Wilkinson (New Zealand), Thitiphun Chuayprakong (Thailand)
11:56 – Billy Hurley III, Jeev Milkha Singh (India), J.J. Henry
12:07 – Brendan Steele, Soren Kjeldsen (Denmark), Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa)
12:18 – Anirban Lahiri (India), Scott Piercy, Jamie Donaldson (Wales)
12:29 – Spencer Levin, Toru Taniguchi (Japan), Carlos Ortiz (Mexico)
12:40 – Ryan Moore, Andrew Sullivan (England), Charley Hoffman
12:51 – Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Sergio Garcia (Spain), Dustin Johnson
13:02 – Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland), Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)
13:13 – Ernie Els (South Africa), Jim Furyk, Angel Cabrera (Argentina)
13:24 – Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand), Kim Kyung-tae (South Korea), Kevin Na
13:35 – Jason Day (Australia), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Adam Scott (Australia)
13:46 – Aaron Wise, Ethan Tracy, Brandon Harkins
13:57 – a-Justin Suh, T.J. Howe, Frank Adams
17:30 – Denny McCarthy, Aron Price (Australia), Mikael Lundberg (Sweden)
17:41 – a-Nick Hardy, Mike Van Sickle; Tom Hoge
17:52 – Patrick Rodgers, a-Sam Horsfield (England), Andrew Johnston (England)
18:03 – Justin Hicks, Soren Hansen (Denmark), Jason Allred
18:14 – Romain Wattel (France), Kang Sung-hoon (South Korea), Yusaku Miyazato (Japan)
18:25 – Bernd Wiesberger (Austria), Matteo Manassero (Italy), Daniel Berger
18:36 – Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed
18:47 – Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Spain), J.B. Holmes, Kevin Chappell
18:58 – Matthew Fitzpatrick (England), Danny Lee (New Zealand), An Byeong-hun (South Korea)
19:09 – Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), Danny Willett (England), Rickie Fowler
19:20 – Chris Kirk, Emiliano Grillo (Argentina), Shane Lowry (Ireland)
19:31 – Mike Miller, Matthew Borchert, a-Charlie Danielson
19:42 – Chase Parker, a-Ryan Stachler, Patrick Wilkes-Krier
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