Westwood watched England's Euro 2016 win as rain disrupts U.S. Open


Former world number one and Englishman Lee Westwood was able to enjoy England's dramatic win over rivals Wales at Euro 2016 as rain wreaked havoc at the U.S. Open.

The first round of the U.S. Open was abandoned at Oakmont on Thursday because of dangerous weather in Pennsylvania.

There were three delays in play before tournament officials finally decided to call a premature halt to proceedings, with Westwood one under through 13 holes.

It was not all bad for Westwood, who was able to soak in the action from the European Championship in France, where Daniel Sturridge scored a 91st-minute winner to lead England past Wales 2-1.

"We managed to watch the second half of the England game in the first delay which was good and then nearly all of the Northern Ireland game and then the Germany v Poland game," Westwood said following the first weather delay.

Back on course, Westwood had a birdie and an eagle from his opening three holes on the back nine.

Consecutive bogeys following the turn threatened to derail Westwood's round but the three-time major runner-up steadied himself with a birdie at the fourth.

"It's obviously a frustrating day having to keep coming off, but there's nothing you can do about the weather," Westwood said.

"I'm playing well though, playing nicely. I've dropped shots when I've missed it in the wrong spots and made some nice birdies too. The eagle on 14 was obviously a nice shot.

"The course is playing nicely and the greens are fast, even with all the rain. I don't know how it is going to hold up after this rain though, as it is a bit different to what we've had."