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The most work first-round leader Andrew Landry did on Friday was...shave

OAKMONT, Pa. — When last we saw Andrew Landry Friday morning at Oakmont Country Club, he was rattling home a 10-foot birdie putt on his final hole to close out an opening 66 and wrap up the first-round lead at the U.S. Open. And that was it. One swing and he was officially done for the day.


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Eight hours later, however, Landry had found himself back on the property trying to get in a little practice in an otherwise early but short day.


At a quick glance, however, there was something different about the 28-year-old from Austin, Texas.


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Yep, the whiskers that distinctly said “PGA Tour newbie finding his way on tour” no longer appear. Instead, Landry now is clean shaven, sending of a more professional: “Yep, I’m near the lead at the U.S. Open” vibe.