US Open hit by rain delays

Round one proved to be a lot tougher than many expected as Luke Donald took the early lead.

Round one proved to be a lot tougher than many expected as Luke Donald took the early lead.

JOHANNESBURG - Following a rain interrupted day at the US Open, round one proved to be a lot tougher than many expected.

Luke Donald has the early lead.

He is four under par, but only managed to complete 13 holes, while Tim Clark and Charl Schwartzel finished their rounds.

They're best placed South Africans on even par.

Sergio Garcia shot a six and an eight to finish with a three over par 73.

He says there is very little room for error on this course.

"Unfortunately, I had two really bad holes. The US open doesn't give you much room for error. On the 14th, I slipped and had a bounce and a bad tee shot on the next. It's just making my week a little bit tougher."

American Rickie Fowler, who closed the opening day on even par, says he's happy with his round.

"I made some good puts coming in, but I've been a little bit up and down. Hopefully I'll be able to get rid of some of the mistakes that I made. I missed a couple of greens and a couple of short puts."