After 2.3 inches of rain, including 1.2 inches overnight, Oakmont opened late for spectators (8 am, Ron Sirak explains), yet miraculously, was ready for the 7:30 am start of play.
First round leader Andrew Landry made his 9th hole birdie putt to shoot an opening 66, tying the lowest opening round at Oakmont.
Dave Kindred tells us who Landry is and how this week should allow him to pass Tiger Woods in the OWGR.
Joel Beall compiles the best photos from the wacky weather day.
I offer six almost-certainties from the traffic pile up, rain and traditions that are the U.S. Open. In other words, no Lift, Clean and Cheat! Todd Lewis went out on the course and confirmed that won't be happening.
Ryan Lavner on 19-year-old Scottie Scheffler, who has grown a foot since age 14 and has sister Callie, who plays golf at Texas A&M, on his bag. Scheffler is low amateur after an opening 69.
Day one by the numbers, from Mike O'Malley sums up what a bizarro Thursday it was.
Players were understandably annoyed at the day, the delays and the inability to warm up over an hour off the course. Brian Wacker reports on the complaints, some of which were legit, but some a bit silly given the pace and the number of hours in the day. I get you want to warm up, but if we allow 45 minutes for warm up after each delay, we'll never finish.
But with more bad weather on the horizon, and players being held for just over an hour officials decided against it. Former USGA president Tom O'Toole said not letting players warm up after that length of delay was "reasonable under the circumstances."
Not everybody saw it that way.
“That was a bad one,” Masters champ Danny Willett said. “We sat in a cabin for an hour and 10 minutes behind the seventh tee without being given a chance to hit any balls or do anything. You're in a U.S. Open, they don't give you a chance to even hit a few balls.
Mark Rolfing, Arron Oberholser and John Feinstein discuss the passion and complaining of Spieth on Thursday. Oberholser makes the interesting point that it's reached the level of wondering if Spieth's career will be shortened by the amount of energy the lad devotes to golf course emotions. This was the latest outburst.
The official website is taking on all the digital offerings online and on your US Open app, with live morning and afternoon featured group coverage, as well as spotlight coverage on holes 3, 13 and 17.
Fox Sports' first round telecast's begin at 8 am and goes to 9 pm. 13 hours! The first nine go live on FS1, the final four on big Fox.
All of your USOpen.com Featured Group times are here.
Golf Channel provides post-round Live From coverage immediately following play.
The four pages of first round course setup notes from Mike Davis and Jeff Hall are here, if you're so inclined.
I will add some links and tidbits as the day goes and we transition to round two.
**Round 2 hole locations: