OAKMONT, Pa. – Three days into this U.S. Open, and unheralded Andrew Landry has yet to flinch.
With five holes to play in his third round at Oakmont, Landry, the 624th-ranked player in the world, could become one of the most unlikely major winners in history.
Playing in his first major, the 28-year-old took the outright lead during Saturday’s third round before a bogey on the ninth hole. It was his only mistake of the day, and he was two shots behind Irishman Shane Lowry when play was suspended because of darkness.
The third round will resume at 7 a.m. ET Sunday.
“I think I did a really good job out there,” Landry said. “No nerves, very comfortable.”
Landry had never been better than 20th place after any round in his PGA Tour career, but he began the third round here in the final group, one shot behind Dustin Johnson. With conditions becoming more difficult, he mixed a birdie and a bogey over his 13 holes.
“I feel like I play good golf on hard golf courses where par is a good score,” he said. “That’s just kind of my game. It’s always been my game.”