11 photos of the hellacious storm that engulfed Day 1 at the U.S. Open

BY foxsports • June 16, 2016

The 2016 U.S. Open began Thursday at Oakmont Country Club, but sadly not all that much golf was played.

A hellacious storm swept through the greater Pittsburgh area and caused three separate weather delays.

In total, fans had to endure more than 4.5 hours of delays before Round 1 was officially suspended on Thursday.

It started with a ton of rain dumping on Oakmont.

Then lightning made an appearance.

And once a flash flood warning was issued into the evening, that was it. Everyone had to pack up and go home.

Only nine golfers finished their rounds, and 78 didn't even hit a single shot.

The best round among the nine who finished belonged to Scottie Scheffler, an amateur from Texas who teed off at 6:45 a.m. and posted a 1-under 69 before the storm came.

The best round of the day, though, will likely go to Andrew Landry, who will have a 10-foot birdie putt on his final hole once play resumes to post a 4-under 66.

As for some of the big names, Bubba Watson is 2-under through 14; Jordan Spieth is 1-over through 11; Rory McIlroy is 4-over through 13; and Rickie Fowler is 6-over through 12.

Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson were among those who never teed off on Thursday.

Luckily, the weather on Friday should be much better and we'll (hopefully) be able to settle in to enjoy the 116th U.S. Open.


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