By sinking a long birdie putt on the 18th hole to conclude the third round of the 116th U.S. Open Sunday morning, Andrew Landry played his way into the final pairing of the final round with leader Shane Lowry.
“Who can’t be excited about that?” Landry said after completing 54 holes. “That’s what you always hope for and dream for. Who knows what can happen?”
Since Landry shot a first-round 66 – the best first round in any of the nine U.S. Opens contested at Oakmont Country Club – people have been learning about the 28-year-old Texan who played collegiately at the University of Arkansas. He’s No. 624 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) and hasn’t played well in his rookie PGA Tour season. Landry has one Web.com Tour victory, the 2015 Cartagena de Indias at Karibana Championship, after playing mini-tours for several years.