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Brooklyn, Mass. Canadian Adam Hadwin took control of the US Open when he hit the front nine line -4 in the opening round Thursday at Brooklyn Country Club near Boston. After bouncing on the third hole, Hadwin made a four on his next five holes to propel himself to the top of the leaderboard.
During the morning rounds, Rory McIlroy moved to the top of the standings with a first round 67 (-3).
McIlroy was very active during this first round, wrapping up his first round at The Country Club in the interim lead alongside England’s Callum Tarin, Sweden’s David Lingmerth and American Joel Dahmin at the end of the morning runs.
McIlroy concluded his tour with a bogey on the ninth hole, and that was the only one of the day. After sending his ball to the right of the pennant, he threw his iron to the floor.
The Northern Irishman was 2 under when he got to the fifth hole, but hit the ball to the right, in the tall grass just above the bunker. Perched on the hill, McIlroy only touched his ball, which slid into the hole. Then he kicked the sand twice with a stick to vent his frustration.
Quiet, McIlroy had a great outing and hit 13 feet to equalize.
McIlroy is chasing a fifth major title in his career, but his first since winning the PGA Championship in 2014. He is hoping to be ahead after winning the Canadian Open last week.
Taryn, for his part, was the first golfer to return to the locker room and was on top after a stunning end to the round. The 31-year-old Englishman scored 67 (minus -3) on Thursday, climbing to the top of the leaderboard in his last five holes at The Country Club.
Tarren’s name is not found anywhere on the board, as it was still a 1 plus after 13 holes. However, he continued with the sparrows on the fifth and seventh hole, before adding Eagle on the 5-bar, 557-yard eighth hole.
During the morning session, title contenders such as Colin Morikawa, John Ram, Adam Scott, Max Homa and Will Zalatores posted 69 (-1) cards. Ram is also the defender of this event.
A total of 78 golfers attacked the field in the morning. Mexican Abraham Anser withdrew because he was not feeling well. He was replaced by American Patton Keizer, who will start in the afternoon.
Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed will also storm the prestigious course in the afternoon. They are among the notable players who have announced that they will now play on the LIV Arena.
A fan favorite for decades, Mickelson was greeted more calmly than usual when he was introduced to a first tee in the afternoon.
This new circuit and its impact on professional golf are the hot topics this week at The Country Club, which is hosting the US Open for the first time since 1988.
Michael Thorbjornsen started the 122nd US Open with a header to the right of the first track. Thorbjornsen, an amateur golfer who plays at Stanford, grew up about 10 minutes from Brooklyn.
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