Spieth laments rain-affected U.S. Open


Defending champion Jordan Spieth bemoaned the stop-start nature of the U.S. Open after Thursday's weather-disrupted opening round at Oakmont.

After three delays in play, tournament officials finally called a premature halt to proceedings due to dangerous weather in Pennsylvania.

Two-time major champion Spieth was one over through 11 holes, with half of the 156-player field at the 116th U.S. Open still to tee off.

"Very hard with the wind being into us on a lot of the holes as well," Spieth told reporters when asked how hard it was to stop and start.

"We made that turn, 17 through number three, the end of our round there, that's definitely a challenge. It's a challenge not being able to warm up too, going out there and trying to hit tee shots at the U.S. Open, but it is what it is.

"Hopefully, we'll get some good conditions in the morning, and those other guys have to play 36 holes in a row at a U.S. Open, which isn't easy."