The US Open: The Story Twice Instead of Once

Before the first round of the US Open on Thursday, a scorecard of 62 has been achieved only once in a major tournament. Moving forward, Americans Ricky Fowler and Xander Schavelli join South African Branden Grace as co-owners of this record.

In fact, Grace was the only one to achieve this feat, in 2017, during the British Open. Thus Fowler and Schavel were added to this list.

Fowler made a par-10 in the tournament’s opening round, which was played on the par-70 North Course at Los Angeles Country Club, but he made two bogeys on the 11th and 17th holes.

For his part, Schauffele had eight birdies, but he never committed a bogey.

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Both men are clearly ahead of the competition, at -8, by two strokes over other golfers, including a former champion of the event. American Dustin Johnson also had a good day working a round 64 (-6). Johnson lifted the championship trophy in 2016. The second V-6 golfer is American Wyndham Clark.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who won the competition in 2011, has a scoring card of 65 (-5). He was at -6 and had one hole to go, but bogeyed on the last hole.

Seven Canadians are taking part in the tournament, including the most recent Canadian Open champion, Nick Taylor (+2). Mackenzie Hughes is the highest Canadian with a score of -3.

The winner of the tournament in 2022, England’s Matt Fitzpatrick, made his first scorecard of 71, a shot over par.

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