U.S. Open: Round 1 Recap

06/17/2022 U.S. Open: Round 1 Recap

By: Jeff Yoder

Adam Hadwin (-4) Holds Outright Lead After Round 1; McIlroy (-3), Johnson (-2) Rahm (-1) and Thomas (-1) Under Par

Round 1 from Brookline is in the books, and some big names carded red numbers right out of the gate. The 122nd U.S. Open saw a surprise name atop the leaderboard after Thursday. Adam Hadwin (-4) holds the outright lead thanks to a string of five birdies in six holes. Five players are one stroke back at 3-under, including Rory McIlory — who won last weekend’s RBC Canadian Open — and four dark horses you may not have heard of. Hadwin’s birdie streak may have been the difference, but a dozen-or-so superstars are lurking in red numbers. Round 2 tees off this morning…


U.S. Open Leaderboard (Round 1)

A. Hadwin (-4)

R. McIlroy (-3)

C. Tarren (-3)

D. Lingmerth (-3)

J. Dahmen (-3)

M. Daffue (-3)


Other Notable Scorecards: D. Johnson (-2), J. Rose (-2), C. Morikawa (-1), J. Rahm (-1), A. Scott (-1), J. Thomas (-1), X. Schauffele (E), S. Scheffler (E), B. DeChambeau (+1), J. Spieth (+2), P. Cantlay (+2), B. Koepka (+3), P. Mickelson (+8) Full Leaderboard


Today’s Tee Times (Featured Groups)

7:29 AM: J. Thomas, V. Hovland, T. Finau

7:40 AM: B. Koepka, C. Smith, S. Scheffler

7:51 AM: D. Johnson, M. Fitzpatrick, W. Simpson

1:03 PM: C. Morikawa, J. Piot, J. Rahm

1:14 PM: J. Spieth, A. Scott, M. Homa

1:25 PM: R. McIlroy, H. Matsuyama, X. Schauffele


Additional Storylines

PGA: Four Relative Unknowns Shined in U.S. Open’s First Round

Golf Digest: Jon Rahm Has Golf Ball Stolen on 18th Hole, Still Birdies

CBS Sports: Rory McIlroy May Be Shouldering a Sport, But He Wants This Major for Himself


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