U.S. Open R1

Justin Thomas takes lead with 65

September 17-20
Winged Foot Golc Club, Mamaroneck, New York
$12,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4



Justin Thomas tees off on the 18th. (Darren Carroll/©USGA)


Justin Thomas recorded the lowest score in a U.S. Open at Winged Foot, scoring six birdies and a single bogey before finishing with a 25-foot birdie putt for a 5-under 65.


”Yeah, 65 is fun no matter where you play, especially at Winged Foot,” said Thomas. ”I was in a really good frame of mind, and I was focused. I just was sticking to my routine and playing every shot, as opposed to getting ahead of myself. It’s one of those rounds where… next thing you know, you make the putt on 18, you’re done for the day.’

”It’s helpful with three days left, but it’s not even remotely close to being over. ‘As great of a round and fun as it was, it’s over with now, and I need to get over it.”



Thomas was not the only player to defy the odds, Patrick Reed, Thomas Pieters and Matthew Wolff are all tied one shot behind the leader.

Patrick Reed and Will Zalatoris both made hole-in-one on the 7th and Spanish amateur Eduard Rousand, playing in his first U.S. Open, holed out for eagle on the first hole while Louis Oosthuizen eagled the second.


Others did not find the course so enjoyable. Tiger Woods suffered some ups and downs, finding five bunkers in as many holes, recovering with a string of birdies then making bogey on three holes before double bogeying on the final hole for a 73.

Phil Mickelson started well with two birdies but struggled to break 80 and World Number 1 Dustin Johnson’s putting let him down, he finished with a 73.

”There’s a couple of guys that went a little lower than maybe expected,” said Rory McIlroy, currently T5 at 3-under. ”But it’s not as if the rest of the field are finding it that easy.”


Pos.
Player
To Par
Thru
R1
1
Justin Thomas
-5
F
65
T2
Patrick Reed
-4
F
66
T2
Thomas Pieters
-4
F
66
T2
Matthew Wolff
-4
F
66
T5
Louis Oosthuizen
-3
F
67
T5
Lee Westwood
-3
F
67
T5
Rory McIlroy
-3
F
67
T8
Brendon Todd
-2
F
68
T8
Harris English
-2
F
68
T8
Jason Kokrak
-2
F
68
T8
Joaquin Niemann
-2
F
68
T8
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-2
F
68
T8
Xander Schauffele
-2
F
68
T14
Rickie Fowler
-1
F
69
T14
Jon Rahm
-1
F
69
T14
Bryson DeChambeau
-1
F
69
T14
Tony Finau
-1
F
69
T14
John Pak (a)
-1
F
69
T14
Shaun Norris
-1
F
69
T14
Rory Sabbatini
-1
F
69
T14
Davis Thompson (a)
-1
F
69
T22
Matt Wallace
E
F
70
T22
Erik van Rooyen
E
F
70
T22
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
E
F
70
T22
Patrick Cantlay
E
F
70
T22
Kurt Kitayama
E
F
70
T22
Chun-An Yu (a)
E
F
70
T22
Michael Thompson
E
F
70
T22
Sungjae Im
E
F
70
T22
Zach Johnson
E
F
70
T22
Danny Lee
E
F
70
T22
Will Zalatoris
E
F
70
T33
Shugo Imahira
1
F
71
T33
Byeong Hun An
1
F
71
T33
Romain Langasque
1
F
71
T33
Lanto Griffin
1
F
71
T33
Viktor Hovland
1
F
71
T33
Abraham Ancer
1
F
71
T33
Cameron Smith
1
F
71
T33
Andy Ogletree (a)
1
F
71
T33
Chan Kim
1
F
71
T33
Taylor Pendrith
1
F
71
T33
Renato Paratore
1
F
71
T33
Adam Long
1
F
71
T33
Corey Conners
1
F
71
T33
Sebastián Muñoz
1
F
71
T33
Adam Scott
1
F
71
T33
Lucas Glover
1
F
71
T33
Thomas Detry
1
F
71
T33
Hideki Matsuyama
1
F
71
T33
Webb Simpson
1
F
71
T33
Martin Kaymer
1
F
71
T33
J.T. Poston
1
F
71
T33
Andy Sullivan
1
F
71
T33
Stephan Jaeger
1
F
71
T33
Adrian Otaegui
1
F
71
T57
Preston Summerhays (a)
2
F
72
T57
Jimmy Walker
2
F
72
T57
Paul Waring
2
F
72
T57
Jason Day
2
F
72
T57
Troy Merritt
2
F
72
T57
Ryo Ishikawa
2
F
72
T57
Adam Hadwin
2
F
72
T57
Mackenzie Hughes
2
F
72
T57
Lucas Herbert
2
F
72
T57
Bubba Watson
2
F
72
T57
Si Woo Kim
2
F
72
T57
Billy Horschel
2
F
72
T57
Alex Noren
2
F
72
T57
Takumi Kanaya (a)
2
F
72
T71
Daniel Berger
3
F
73
T71
Dustin Johnson
3
F
73
T71
Bernd Wiesberger
3
F
73
T71
Marc Leishman
3
F
73
T71
Andrew Putnam
3
F
73
T71
Chesson Hadley
3
F
73
T71
Ryan Palmer
3
F
73
T71
Cameron Champ
3
F
73
T71
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
3
F
73
T71
Jim Herman
3
F
73
T71
Richy Werenski
3
F
73
T71
Charles Howell III
3
F
73
T71
Jordan Spieth
3
F
73
T71
Tiger Woods
3
F
73
T71
Justin Rose
3
F
73
T71
Jazz Janewattananond
3
F
73
T71
Tyler Duncan
3
F
73
T71
Kevin Streelman
3
F
73
T71
Ricky Castillo (a)
3
F
73
T71
Daniel Balin
3
F
73
T71
Joel Dahmen
3
F
73
T92
Ryan Fox
4
F
74
T92
JC Ritchie
4
F
74
T92
Brandon Wu
4
F
74
T92
Brian Harman
4
F
74
T92
Tom Lewis
4
F
74
T92
Sung Kang
4
F
74
T92
John Augenstein (a)
4
F
74
T92
Tyrrell Hatton
4
F
74
T92
Henrik Stenson
4
F
74
T92
Matt Kuchar
4
F
74
T92
Sergio Garcia
4
F
74
T92
Steve Stricker
4
F
74
T92
Robert MacIntyre
4
F
74
T92
Scott Hend
4
F
74
T92
Gary Woodland
4
F
74
T92
Tommy Fleetwood
4
F
74
T92
Matthew Fitzpatrick
4
F
74
T109
Branden Grace
5
F
75
T109
Keegan Bradley
5
F
75
T109
Brandt Snedeker
5
F
75
T109
Connor Syme
5
17
T109
Paul Barjon
5
16
T109
Sandy Scott (a)
5
F
75
T109
Ian Poulter
5
F
75
T109
Kevin Na
5
F
75
T109
Chez Reavie
5
F
75
T109
Curtis Luck
5
F
75
T109
Greyson Sigg
5
F
75
T120
Victor Perez
6
F
76
T120
Collin Morikawa
6
F
76
T120
Graeme McDowell
6
F
76
T120
Marty Jertson
6
16
T120
Mark Hubbard
6
F
76
T120
Paul Casey
6
F
76
T120
Kevin Kisner
6
F
76
T120
Shane Lowry
6
F
76
T120
Dan McCarthy
6
F
76
T120
Matt Jones
6
F
76
T120
Eduard Rousaud (a)
6
F
76
T120
Lee Hodges
6
F
76
T132
Matthias Schwab
7
F
77
T132
Cole Hammer (a)
7
F
77
T132
Justin Harding
7
F
77
T132
Danny Willett
7
F
77
T132
Rasmus Hojgaard
7
F
77
T137
Eddie Pepperell
8
F
78
T137
Sami Valimaki
8
F
78
T137
Max Homa
8
F
78
T137
Ryan Vermeer
8
F
78
T137
James Sugrue (a)
8
F
78
T142
Davis Riley
9
F
79
T142
Phil Mickelson
9
F
79
144
Lukas Michel (a)
10
F
80
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