The top of the leaderboard is filled with star power through Round 1 of the 2020 US Open, as the world’s 3rd ranked Justin Thomas leads the field through 18 holes through four golfers within the top 10 of the Field Facial World Golf Rankings – Thomas, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy – Part of the top 10 of the leaderboard on all winged feet.
Thomas fired his best 5-under par 65 in the opening round for the start of the week, playing just one bogey and six birdies near-fault first round.
“It was really a really solid round of golf,” he said in the post-round. “It’s one of the best rounds I’ve ever played in green. There are some things here and there that can be definitely good, but I’m sure all I missed was in the right place, and that’s what you need at the US Open. Have to do. “
Reed, Thomas Peters and Matthew Wolf are T2 by Round 1, trailing Thomas (-5) by just one stroke. McLeroy, Lee Westwood and Louis Ost Stuizen are 3 under and T5.
It was an amazing day on a track comparable to expectations. Winged foot click greens and treacherous roughs were projected to give golfers a fit this week, and the winner was discussed with an over-par final round score in the lead-up until Thursday. Yet 20 golfers departing on Friday are in red while the stars of the game are taking advantage of the conditions and set.
“I hit the ball very well,” McIlroy told the Golf Channel as he recaptured his round. “I kept it in the game, hit a lot of greens, hit a lot of fairways, did everything you had to do at the US Open. I was a little disappointed with the golf course today; I thought I could come down. But starting today. If someone had given me 67 before, I would have taken it. “
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1. Justin Thomas (-5): Playing with control and shaping your shots will be key this week, and that’s what Thamas did to take the lead through 18 holes. He finished the T8 in the fairway hit area in the regulation area and the T7 in the Greens, converting to some big chances with his putter when needed. He went on a birdie-birdie-birdie run through holes 9-11 and finished with a 3 under 32 on the back side.
T 2. Patrick Reed (-4): Reed’s day hurried back to the next nine. He doubled the par-4 5th hole, birdied after the 6th to make the first of two hole-in-runs on par-37 for the par. From there, he played the final 11 holes at a distance of under 3 without a boogie.
T2 Matthew Wolf, Thomas Peters (-4): After dropping the first stroke of the day at No. 10, Wolf switched from 11-15 to a birdie streak in controversy and to position through Round 1 of T2, he was agile in his approach and solid around the Greens, too, where he got 1.45 strokes on the field. Peter on the other hand struggled around the greenery but in his approach got a stroke on the field away from the tee. He finished with the final nine final boogie free 2.
T5. Rory McLeroy, Lee Westwood and Louis Ost Stuizen (-3): Rory reg 83% – and took the lead in the field of green vegetables in the league by keeping T off in strokes. He was also particularly impressive on par 3, with four of them playing under combined 3. It was a perfect combination of power and penalty for him because he had everything working, and while he said he thinks he would have gone down too, that combination of talent could have helped him win this week if he had been firing on all cylinders. Continues.
T 8. Xander Shacha Fell and the other five (-2): Shacha Fele made 34 appearances in the back and front nine matches to go to the clubhouse with the 2-under par of the day, with Jason Cockrack, Brendon Todd, Harris English, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Joaquin Niemann teasing. He was at the top of the field on the green on Thursday, getting 2.7 strokes on the field with his putter.
T14. Bryson de Chambau, Ricky Fowler, John Rahm and five others (-1): As he promised, De Chembue was a bomb away from the jump, and he finished seventh in the middle of the field in the strokes he got from the team. Fowler was in early control and played well in his approach, hitting eight fairways and reaching the top six in the hit greens in regulation. Reham, however, led to regulation in the field of ulation. He played a beautiful clone 1-under round with some expected chewing and chewing before settling. He got only one bogey and 10 pars in the final 11.
T71. Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and 19 (+3): What started out as a very promising round 1 – the first nine scores of 1 over and the birdie-birdie started his back nine – which quickly turned into a disaster for Tiger. He earned 13, 14 and 17 and then 18 after flipping his approach, finishing in his post-round. The DJ was whole and down and rose to play his final 14 from the double-bogie at No. 4 in 1 over. The ruling FedEx Cup champion was T11 in the driving distance, but struggled with control, hitting just six of a possible 14 fairways.
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