While Shinnecock Hills humiliated many of the best golfers in the world during the first round of the US Open, Dustin Johnson played his first nine holes almost flawlessly on his way to 2 under par and a share of the top among these still on the Place.
The world ranked player in the world made three birdies on the front, including two straights at # 4 and 5 to win a second US Open. Johnson also won the 2016 US Open in Oakmont.
American Russell Henley also stood 2 under nine, while Englishman Ian Poulter and American Scott Piercy were the leaders in the clubhouse at 1 under.
Johnson was part of Thursday afternoon's most watched group with Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas.
Woods crossed the finish line at 3 and took first place after a triple bogey 7. The 14-time Major Champion will play 10-year US Open at the end of a tournament last year, most recently at the 2008 Torrey Pines tournament by knocking out Rocco Mediate in an 18-hole playoff. Thomas, ranked # 2 in the world rankings, was 1 on his way to the 10 th hole in his quest for his first US Open title.
Johnson encountered his only trouble on par-4-sixth as he drove into the rough on the left side of the fairway.
The ball bounced once and disappeared into the gnu's fescue. It took almost five minutes for Fox analyst Rich Beem to enter Johnson's ball in a search of around two dozen people, including Woods and Thomas.
Johnson was allowed to drop, landed on the fairway and landed his third shot within 15 feet. His attempt at a par-raise ended just below the trophy.
Woods and Thomas meanwhile landed at a reasonable yardage. Both players missed their putts and had to settle for par.
Two holes later, Johnson put his neck into the bunker that guarded the front left of the green at 439-yard par 4. Woods and Thomas landed on the track on the track, but only Johnson showed up with a birdie after getting out of the sand.
POULTER, PIERCY LEADS EARLIER
Englishman Ian Poulter stepped up to the tee box at the 15th hole at Shinnecock Hills, drove his ball a bit idiosyncratically and shouted, "Where's that going?"
Which included the frustration of most players, including a handful in the top 10 in the world after the morning groups had completed their first rounds at the US Open Thursday afternoon.
Poulter and American Scott Piercy were the only players among those who slaughtered early and ran below the par mark. They shared the lead in the clubhouse at 1 under 69.
Both players went with windy conditions, treacherous greens, and ignorance with much more flair than some of the favorites in the participation in the tournament often referred to as the hardest test of golf.
World no. 6 Rory McIlroy, for example, finished the tournament with 10 passing, carding consecutive double bogeys in the par-4 13th and 14th holes when opening his lap on the back nine. The 2011 US Open Champion at the Congressional Country Club made no. 5 and 6 back-to-back birdies to compensate for another double-bogey 6 in first place.
Jason Day, the eighth-ranked in the world, finished a blow in front of McIlroy after making his round with Bogeys at Nos. 8 and 9 had finished. The winner of the 2015 PGA Championship started in the back nine and made bogey or worse on four of his first six holes.
World no. 4 Jordan Spieth shot 8 past in a round that included a double bogey on the 184-yard Par-3 seventh. This mistake was part of a series of four bogeys or worse over seven holes on the second nine for Spieth, a three-time major champion, winning the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay.
Five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson and two Masters champion Bubba Watson both won 77s and reigning US Open champ Brooks Koepka shot 5 times
Two shots back from the top was a group Justin Rose, the 2013 Open Champion of Merion. Four shots back, among others, was the reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed. The fiery American counted three birdies, including two in a row, to open his back nine.
Also past 3 were Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar. The Americans are considered two of the best players in the world without a big championship.
Top Players Fight
Shinnecock Hills, who live up to their diabolical reputation in windy conditions, was the top of the US Open standings, notable for those who were not there, for those who managed to survive as the early pairings on Thursday morning started to be in line.
Ian Poulter stood in a two-sided tie for the first at 2 o'clock when he became the No 10 T-piece after making birdies in # 3 and # 7 on the front. The American Matt Kuchar, who also aspired to his first big championship, was at the beginning of the second round with 2 under.
However, some of the game's most accomplished players were far from over.
Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, for example, stepped up as two of the favorites to win the second main season but were together 15 over the first few holes in their second ninth.
Day, rank # 8 in the world, was five bogeys on the front and another on No. 11.
World No. 6 McIlroy, meanwhile, got up at 9 after a double bogey the 399-yard par-4 # 1. The 2011 US Open Champion at the Congressional Country Club began his round at the back, mating consecutive double bogeys at # 13 and # 14.
The three-time Major Champion Jordan Spieth, 4th place, was after 10 holes at 5 o'clock. Spieth started his round in 10th and had three bogeys and a birdie in the back and a bogey in 1st place.
Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson scored 5 by 12 holes, Spieth behind Phil Mickelson. The five-time major winner with six second places at the US Open made three bogeys over his first four holes and started his round on the back.
No player enters the US Open with more drive than Dustin Johnson. The top golfer in the world not only won St. Jude Classic last week with four strokes over a field of big champions, but also with an eagle from 170 yards on the 72nd and final hole.
Johnson regains the # 1 spot with this win, his second in this season, overtaking World No. 2 Justin Thomas, and he seeks his second major championship. Johnson won the 2016 US Open at the legendary Oakmont Country Club, but could not make it last year.
Thomas also pursues a second major title after winning the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow last year. The current PGA Tour's Money Leader received his best result at a US Open last year when he finished ninth.
Other Americans who assert themselves are Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Brooks Koepka, the reigning US Open winner with a four-stroke victory and record 16-th total success at Erin Hills, a premier host, in Wisconsin.
Since that triumph, Koepka has been working his way back to full health after a partially torn patella tendon that forced him to miss four months, including this year's Masters, to begin the season. He also finished a series of eight consecutive top-20 finishes.
"You go from playing some of the best golf I've ever played, probably at the lowest point professionally, that I've been," Koepka said during his service news conference in Shinnecock Hills. "The bottom line was the fact that I gained about 15 pounds, looking in the mirror was not really fun."
Koepka, however, returns with a tie for 11th place in the Players Championship and the second Back at Fort Worth Invitational. He is No. 9 in the world, two places behind Fowler, who is widely regarded as the best player without a big championship.
World No. 4 Spieth meanwhile won the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay, beating Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen in one fell swoop.
Then there's Tiger Woods, whose tee-off from green to green was already on the rise as the 14-time major winner wins his fourth US Open title. The last of his big championships came at the US Open ten years ago, when Woods Rocco Mediate played in an 18-hole Monday playoff at Torrey Pines.
This is the last year of Woods & # 39; 10. Year US Open Liberation. He missed the cut at his last US Open in 2015 and ended up in 17th place when the 2004 event took place in Shinnecock Hills.
Woods, 42, finished 23rd this season, but putting was a problem. He is tied for 89th place and wins putti, and Shinnecock is notorious for his merciless greens.
"It feels good to be here," Woods said in 80th place at a press conference earlier this week from Southampton, NY "I failed to play the US Open."
FS1 's first round coverage begins at 9:30 pm Thursday and 10 pm on Friday.
Fox Will be broadcast live from 4:30 pm on Thursday and Friday until 7:30 pm On Saturday, the program will start at 11:00 am. On Sunday, the report starts at 10 o'clock.
The Gulf Channel has "Morning Drive" live, on television and online, Thursday and Friday from 6 to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 6 to 8 pm "Live from the US Open" on television and online Thursday and Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 and 7:30 to 9:30 and Saturday, 8 to 11:00 and Sunday, 8:00 to 10:00
USOpen.com will stream each round live, starting Thursday at 7:30 Clock, Friday at 8:00 am and Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am
Friday (Round 2)
Tea # 1
6:45 pm – Matthew Jones, Ryan Fuchs, Shota Akiyoshi
06:56 am – Paul Waring, Theo Humphrey
7: 7 am – Richy Werenski, Roberto Castro, Ollie Schniederjans
7:18 am – Noah Goodwin, Richie Ramsay, Kenny Perry
7:29 Watch Keegan Bradley, Emiliano Grillo, Xander Schauffele
7:40 AM Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell
7:51 – Ernie Els, Ste ve Stricker, Jim Furyk
8:02 am – Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer
8:13 am – Kevin Kisner, Ross Fisher, Adam Hadwin
8:24 am – Shane Lowry, Byeong Hun An, Chez Reavie
8:35 am – Lucas Herbert, Brian Stuard, Stewart Hagestad
8:46 am – Franklin Huang, Sebastian Vazquez, Michael Miller
8:57 am – Christopher Babcock, Timothy Wiseman, David Gazzolo
12:30 pm – Scott Stallings, Sebastian Munoz, Matthew Southgate
12:41 pm – Trey Mullinax, Matt Parziale, Jason Scrivener
12:52 pm – David Brandson, Eric Axley, Tyler Duncan
13:03 – Garrett Rank, Mackenzie Hughes, Aaron Baddeley
13:14 – Alexander Levy, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay
13:25 – Paul Casey, Satoshi Kodaira, Branden Grace
1:36 am – Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Reed
1:47 pm – Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson
1:58 pm – Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler
14:09 – Charles Howell, Bill Haas, Charley Hoffman
14:20 – Sungjae Im, Russell Knox, Matthew Wallace
14:31 – Shintaro Ban, Sung Joon Park, Tim Wilkinson
14:42 – Dylan Meyer, Sulman Raza, Chris Naegel
Tea # 10
6:45 AM – Sam Burns, Brian Gay, Dean Burmester
6:56 AM – Ryan Evans, Chun An, Yu, Wenchong Liang
7:07 AM – Russell Henley, Aaron Wise, Peter Uihlein
7:18 AM – Tony Finau, Luke List, Gary Woodland
7: 29 AM – Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm, Rafa Cabrera Bello
7:40 am – Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren
7:51 am – Cameron Smith, Kyle Stanley, Pat Perez
8:02 Watch – Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods
8:13 am – Haotong Li, Si Woo Kim, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
8:24 am – Jason Dufner, Braden Thornberry, Brandt Snedeker
8:46 AM – Rikuya Hoshino, Ryan Lumsden, James Morrison
8:46 AM – Cameron Wilson, Will Grimmer, Philip Barbaree
8:57 AM – Rhett Rasmussen, Michael Herbert, Michael Block
12: 3:00 pm – Harold Varner, Scott Piercy, Matthieu Pavon
12:41 pm – Michael Putnam, Scott Gregory, Will Zalatoris
12:52 pm – Brendan Steele, Chesson Hadley, Harris Ellis
1:03 pm – Jhonattan Vegas, Dylan Frittelli, Doug Ghim
13:14 – Louis Oosthuizen, Jimmy Walker, Justin Rose
1:25 PM – Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka
1:36 am – Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett, Ian Poulter
13:47 – Kevin Chappell, Andrew Johnston, Daniel Berger
13:58 – Bryson DeChambeau, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Matt Kuchar
14:09 – Thorbjörn, Olesen , Shubhankar Sharma, Patrick Rodgers
2:20 pm – Lingo Griffin, Tom Lewis, Jacob Bergeron
2:31 pm – Kristoffer Reitan, Luis G agne, Cole Miller
14:42 – Mickey DeMorat, Tyler Strafaci, Calum Hill
The weather forecast for Thursday calls for a lot of sunshine with a high of 79 degrees and winds from the west between 10 and 20 miles per hour. Friday seems partly cloudy and a bit cooler, with a high of 71 degrees.
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