First thing Friday morning, Andrew Landry concluded his opening round at the U.S. Open — and it was a record breaker. Finishing at 4-under-par 66, it meant he had shot the lowest opening round in history at any U.S. Open held at Oakmont, beating the record of 67 shared by Ben Hogan and Gary Player.
What’s particularly unusual is the change of clothes between his approach shot into the final green and his final 10-foot birdie putt. Here’s the video of the birdie:
Of course, there is no mystery behind the clothing change. Just after his approach shot landed on Thursday afternoon, the horns blew for the third time and play was suspended before Landry could attempt his birdie putt. After sleeping on it, and surely dreaming about this 10-footer for history, he returned in a fresh outfit Friday and calmly drained the putt.
In another unusual turn of events, that one putt will be his only shot of the day. His second-round tee time has been pushed back to Saturday. Not a bad day’s work.
One more thing: Landry birdied his first hole on Thursday and it was a good one. After his approach came up way short, check out his birdie putt from off the green, 21 yards away.