Bubba holes stunning putt prior to second Oakmont delay


Bubba Watson is usually recognised for his long tee shots and flamboyant commentary on the course, but provided a spark in another way on Thursday during the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

Having picked up shots at the eighth and ninth to reach one under for the tournament, the two-time major champion drained an 80-foot curler on 10 for his third straight birdie.

Despite the great stretch of holes, Watson was still trailing U.S. Open rookie Andrew Landry by three shots.

Landry, who has never placed inside the top 25 in a PGA Tour event, birdied five of his first 13 holes to get off to a flawless start before a second weather delay halted play at 12:08pm local time (5:08pm BST).

Danny Lee, Bryson DeChambeau and Lee Westwood were alongside Watson in a share of second, with many of the field still to tee off.