U.S. OpenJune 17, 2016

DJ one back while Day, McIlroy struggle

Dustin Johnson shot a three-under 67 in the first round of the U.S. Open, while Jason Day and Rory McIlroy sit at five and seven over.

The first round of the U.S. Open finally ended Friday afternoon, with Andrew Landry maintaining a one-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson and Lee Westwood.

Landry holed a nine-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Oakmont Country Club early Friday morning to complete his round of four-under par 66. Johnson and Westwood followed with three-under par 67s. Jason Day, No. 1 in the World Ranking, opened with a six-over par 76, while Rory McIlroy, third in the world, shot a seven-over 77.

The afternoon wave scheduled to play Thursday, when a storm suspended play, played their first rounds on Friday, then were turning around and playing their second rounds in the afternoon.

Johnson, attempting to rebound from his 18th hole three-putt to lose to Jordan Spieth by a stroke at last year's U.S. Open, played a bogey-free round on a course that served up only 11 sub-par rounds in the first round.

Jordan Spieth began his title defense with a two-over 72, six shots off the lead.

“I felt like I played well,” said Spieth. “I felt like I didn’t quite get rewarded with my score for how I felt like I played. A couple of tough breaks. It’s a U.S. Open. Still in it.”

Phil Mickelson, needing a U.S. Open win to complete the career grand slam, shot a four-over 74.

Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry and Scott Piercy all shot two-under 68s, while Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson opened with 69s.

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