Bernd Fisberger started the 121st US Open in La Jolla with start-up problems. The Austrian needed 75 strokes in his first round at the very difficult Tory Pines track and had to struggle for the cut in the third main race of the year as the first 96. However, many players were unable to finish their run after the start was delayed due to the weather and pitch darkness. The first leader was American Russell Henley thanks to a strong lap of 67 laps.
Wiesberger also started late due to early fog on the California coast. Despite his lack of course knowledge, Burgenlander started well with parity and birdie, but then had problems on the 7000m course of the 71st. Oddly enough, the 35-year-old suffered all five losses from his first round in the holes of Three to seven one by one.
Only after such a negative stretch did the Austrian, who recently won his eighth European Tour title in Denmark, settle into a match. Since then, he has not produced more Ghost, but he has not been able to earn more hit songs. “Unfortunately, at the beginning of the lap I wasn’t quite enough from the tee and got punished for that,” Wiesberger explained. But then he golfed hard.
Among the nominees, two-time US Open champion Brooks Koepka (USA/69 stroke), John Ram (ESP/69), Rory McIlroy (NIR/70) and two-time US Open champion were the ones who showed the championship. Worth $12.5 million, world number one Dustin Johnson (USA/71) with a solid performance. Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau of the USA was scoring 73 runs in the middle of the 156-man field. Superstar Tiger Woods also missed his third major race of the year after his car crash.
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