American golfer Zach Johnson nails insane boomerang putt at US Open

American golfer Zach Johnson nails insane boomerang putt at US Open

Will Zalatoris later also made an ace at the same hole.

"I'm 9-over", he said.

Morikawa, just 23, has already won a Major, while fellow young stars, Matt Wolff, 21, and Viktor Hovland, 22, are showing promise of joining him.

The 120th US Open tees off tomorrow, Thursday at Winged Foot West Course, Mamaroneck, New York and this for sure will be a test for all 144 starters to conquer. I just think that the golf course is there to be had.

He closed with six straight pars to shoot 74 in the second round and finished at 13 over, well off the cut line.

Welcome to Winged Foot, and a US Open that needs no introduction.

PGA betting saw the best players PGA Tour has to offer mostly be able to tame the ever-dangerous Winged Foot - at least for one day. "But at the same time, 67 here is always going to be a good score". He hacked out of the rough on the first two to get within birdie range but couldn't salvage par after finding trouble on 3 and 4.

He had a double bogey on the hole and shot 69 to finish 1 over.

Four-time major victor Rory McIlroy and 2018 Masters victor Patrick Reed were among the other leaders making afternoon starts in the second major championship of a year reshuffled by coronavirus.

He leads from a group of three - Reed, Belgium's Thomas Pieters and American Matthew Wolff.

Steve Rabideau, Winged Foot's director of golf courses, spoke about the rough heading into the U.S. Open. He wound up with a double bogey and was 3 over after two holes.

The wind was picking up in suburban NY. "When a golf course gets away from you, you're bringing in luck".

Thomas Pieters came back to the pack after a fast start in the second round moved him into the lead.

Thomas Pieters took the lead at 6 under par before giving it all back with six bogeys.

Meanwhile, NZ's Lydia Ko was left to wait a day for her latest LPGA tournament start as hazardous air quality caused by fires in the Pacific Northwest reduced the Cambia Portland Classic to a 54-hole event.

Patrick Reed aced the 7th hole at Winged Foot Golf Club, on the way to shooting a 4-under 66 during the first round of the U.S. Open. Jordan Spieth discovered that on the first hole. "At that point, it was just about executing and hitting the shots and making the putts".

The field is only 144 players, the smallest since there were 143 players in 1932, because of the move to September and the loss of almost three hours of daylight. The cut at 36 holes will send the top 60 scorers and ties into the weekend.

It's nothing against the Shell Open, but Winged Foot does not breathe in the golf pantheon to have itself compared to regular tour stops named for oil companies.

USA amateur Davis Thompson made numerous early headlines.

"I was in a really good frame of mind, and I was focused. You've still got to hit the shots".

Americans DeChambeau and Bubba Watson were the only players to card under-par scores in tough conditions early on. They include Bubba Watson (1 under for the tournament) and Daniel Berger (even), who are 3 under.

On a hard day for the Irish contingent at Winged Foot, Rory McIlroy shone brightest in the US Open first round and a three-under-par 67 sees 31-year-old two shots off clubhouse leader Justin Thomas. Third-ranked Thomas, the 2017 PGA Championship victor, fired a five-under par 65 at Winged Foot with a pack one back on 66 including Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters victor who had a hole-in-one, 21-year-old American Matthew Wolff and Belgium's Thomas Pieters.

Justin Thomas is leading the U.S. Open at 5 under par through 18 holes. In the previous five US Opens, a total of 17 players were under par after the first round.

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