Illustration photo – American golfer Xander Schauffele in the final round of the Olympic tournament.
Los Angeles – American golfers Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele completed the first round of the US Open in a record 62 shots. They equaled South African Branden Grace's record from the 2017 British Open, where he was the only player in major tournament history to do so.
Fowler, who birdied ten times, was the first to reach the record target in Los Angeles. Schauffele followed up about fifteen minutes later. They had a five-shot lead over the rest of the field at that moment.
The previous US Open record was a round of 63 shots. In the 123-year history of the tournament, six players have done it: the Americans Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, Vijay Singh from Fiji and the Englishmen Justin Thomas and Tommy Fleetwood.