... don't know where, don't know when. It's dark as hell in Oakmont, I'll let you know when they're thinking about coming back out again.
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There goes the hooter, they're off again. Players first out have now been trucking for about nine hours, including leader Andrew Landry, who teed off at 11:55 BST...
Nine men have completed their rounds and the clubhouse leader is American amateur Scottie Scheffler, on one under par.
Not good news I'm afraid. There's a(nother) storm coming to Oakmont Country Club, which is near to Pittsburgh on the map.Copyright: AccuWeather.com
McIlroy finds sand off the tee at 13, Willett all over the pin. Here's Streelman for birdie at seven... in it goes, the American journeyman back in the red. Defending champion Spieth sends one long and strong at three.
Willett very nearly nails a rangy par putt at 12 but leaves himself a nasty one coming back for bogey. McIlroy does bogey it, he's now +3. Spieth bogeys too, drops to +1, Westwood birdies his 13th, climbs to -1.Copyright: Getty Images
I am pleased to report that it's not raining hard, a heavy wind is a bigger problem for the players at the moment. Spieth with his third at the second, looks to be skipping off the back but suddenly slams on the brakes. Watson with a terrible birdie putt at 15, stays -2 and one off the lead. Forget what I said at the start of this entry, I'm being told we're expecting more nonsense from up above...
Zach doesn't like that, his second at two is short and right. Spieth doesn't like his either, that second green is proving impenetrable. Lowry birdies 11, the Irishman is back level. It was two doubles in a row from DeChambeau, at 18 and one, he's now back at +1.Copyright: Getty Images
Landry lets another one go at seven, two bogeys in a row, and is now -3, just one clear. Fitzpatrick of England birdies 12, is back level. McIlroy still has 287 yards to the pin at 12 after two iffy shots, and he leaks it miles right.
"What have I got left?" says Willett at the 12th. "400," says his caddie, before Willett hits his second. Bit of rain sweeping in on the wind, not looking too great out there...
Landry gives a shot back at seven, his 16th, and now leads by the field by two. McIlroy on the 684-yard 12th and he's made a bit of a hash of it. Spieth pops in at the first for par and level overall.Copyright: Getty Images
Half-an-hour since the re-start, so a good time to check back on the leaderboard:
-5: Andrew Landry (14*)
-2: Bubba Watson (11), Danny Lee (10),
-1: Romain Wattel (13), Kevin Streelman (12*), Daniel Berger (12), Lee Westwood (10*), Harris English (10*), Zach Johnson (9*), Bryson DeChambeau (9*)
E: Jordan Spieth (9*),
+1: Matt Fitzpatrick (10*),
+2: Rory McIlroy (9),
+3: Danny Willett (9)
+4: Paul Casey (11*), Rickie Fowler (9)
* signifies they started their round at the 10th
Outrageous, bender in a bun of a long-range putt from Bubba at 13. Willett for birdie at 11, putting uphill... in it goes. Although, I'm hearing that was for par. Indeed, it was. McIlroy's birdie putt flirts with the hole but fails to drop, he stays +2.
American amateur Scottie Scheffler (pictured below), the man with the most golf name in the world, gets to one under through 16. Shot gone for Westwood at two, he's level, Kaymer hammers in a long-range birdie attempt at the third to move to one under, or so I believe.Copyright: Getty Images
Don't even bother looking for that, let alone chasing it... DeChambeau slices into the woods off the tee at the first. Could be more shots gone after a double at 18... Westwood muffs his third at the second, his 11th, and he's got a longun coming back uphill for par. DeChambeau takes three off the tee, and he finds the thick stuff.
Two shots gone for DeChambeau at 18, he falls back to -1. Willett makes a good six-footer at 10 to stay +3, McIlroy rolls in his four-footer to stay one shot ahead. Shane Lowry bogeys nine, is one over par.Copyright: Getty Images
The upright DeChambeau gets a flier out of the greenside bunker at 18, he's making a bit of a hash of this hole. Daniel Berger, winner on the PGA Tour last week, rattles one in to get to one under.