Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka made ominous starts to the 121st US Open as Rory McIlroy ended a long opening day just three off the lead at Torrey Pines. Rahm and McIlroy just managed to get their first rounds completed after the start of the tournament was delayed by 90 minutes due to fog, with Louis Oosthuizen tied at the top with clubhouse leader Russell Henley when play was suspended due to darkness. Leaderboard US Open, Torrey Pines Henley’s 67 was the best of the morning wave, with 2018 Open champion Francesco Molinari making a welcome return to form with a 68, while Koepka gave himself a solid platform to contend for a third US Open title as he fired a two-under 69 – a score matched by Rahm in the late evening gloom. McIlroy cruised to the turn in two under and produced one of the shots of the year when he pitched in for an unlikely birdie from thick rough at the seventh, but he carded three bogeys on the back nine before scampering up the 18th in fading light and closing with a birdie to return a 70, one better than playing-partner Dustin Johnson. Henley, without a… Read full this story
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