Rory McIlroy gains lead share when the US Open begins

Rory McIlroy continued his fierce golfing with a par 3 under 67 on Thursday morning, taking the lead early in the US Open at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

McIlroy took the lead in about half of the clubhouse field with British Karam Talen, Swedish David Lingmerth and Joel Dahmen.

Hayden Buckley, Matthew Nesmis, Brian Harman and Aaron Wise separated one leader in a two-under 68 round.

Four major champions from Northern Ireland joined the championship as an odds-on favorite after winning the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday. Until now, McIlroy started from back 9 with 2 birdies and made consecutive birdies on the 7th and 8th holes to reach 4 under.

However, with a tough shot from the 9th green, he left a long par putt that couldn’t be converted, and his only bogey in the round knocked him out of the full lead.

“I wanted to shoot a round of golf on a really tough course without making a bogey,” McIlroy said in an NBC broadcast. “I achieved that in 17 holes and didn’t save par in the end. But overall it was a really good day. There were some really good par savers. Hitting the ball pretty well. , A great start to the tournament. “

Darmen, 34, started back nine, heated up late, making three of the last five holes birdies and joining McIlroy and co-leaders. Dermen made a birdie with three out of four par threes.

After passing 15 holes, Taren went to the birdie eagle on par 4 7 and par 5 8 and shot the leaderboard. Taren’s second shot at number 8 is 5 feet inside to make the eagle easier. The 32-year-old, who ranks 445th in the world, has never won the PGA Tour or DP World Tour.

Lingmerth is a PGA Tour veteran who won his only career title in 2015. He entered a week even lower than Taren-no. 592 in the world. He was the only co-leader to stay bogey-free, with a par 3 on 16th, a par 4 on 18th and a par 4 on 5th.

Spanish defending champion Jon Rahm, two-time major winners Collin Morikawa, Will Zaratris, Max Homa and Australia’s Adam Scott are part of a large group of 1-under 69s. was.

Ram made a wild birdie at number 18 and finished the round. He was given a free drop after someone ran away with his ball after his drive terribly missed to the left. He found the edge of the green and drained 21 feet for the birdie.

Xander Schauffele and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan shot an even par 70. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay kicked off with 72 overs in two rounds.

Notable players who have just begun the round in the afternoon waves include Phil Mickelson, Masters Champion Scottie Scheffler, PGA Championship winners Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Cameron Smith of Australia. Includes Shane Lowry of Ireland.

-Field level media Rory McIlroy gains lead share when the US Open begins

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