OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Dustin Johnson started out early and finished 36 holes as darkness enveloped Oakmont Country Club. He did it well enough to grab a share of the lead in the U.S. Open, a position not unfamiliar to him.
Now those closest to Johnson will have to put in marathons of their own Saturday to stay in contention in a tournament turned upside down by storms.
It won’t be an easy task. Not for Lee Westwood, and certainly not for little known Andrew Landry.
Both will have to try and complete 36 holes Saturday on a course that figures to get tougher by the hour. They’re hardly alone, as the field chases Johnson at 4 under.
Here’s what lies ahead on another long day at the U.S. Open:
TOUGHER COURSE: Oakmont was playing tough even after rain softened the treacherous greens and slick fairways. With no rain expected on the weekend the course will dry out more and that will make things more difficult for those who still have 54 holes to play. Among them are Landry, who had an opening round 66, and Westwood, who was a shot further back. Bubba Watson is also within three shots of the lead after playing only 18…