OAKMONT, Pa. – Following two scrambling pars to start his weather-delayed opening round, Dustin Johnson was perfect – posting three birdies and not a single bogey to move into second place at the U.S. Open. DJ's bogey-free round was the first bogey-free round in a U.S. Open at Oakmont since Loren Roberts' third round in 1994.
Johnson, who finished runner-up to Jordan Spieth last year at Chambers Bay, played a quintessential U.S. Open round with birdies at Nos. 6, 11 and 14 for 3-under 67 that left him one stroke off the lead.
His stress-free opening effort was short lived, however, with Johnson heading back out for Round 2 about an hour after signing his first-round card.
“It's going to be a long day. I still do everything exactly how you would if you were just playing 18,” Johnson said. “It's nice to go and get 36 holes, 36 straight holes.”