US Open Resumes With Adam Hadwin Ahead, Stormy Scene For Rory McIlroy

US Open Resumes With Adam Hadwin Ahead, Stormy Scene For Rory McIlroy

Leader Adam Hayden was set to start the morning as the second round of the US Open kicked off on Friday, with Rory McElroy and defending champion John Rahm facing an afternoon storm. Canada’s Haydon made his debut at The Country Club on Thursday with a four-under par 66, the lowest round of his career, which gave him a one-stroke lead over third-ranked McElroy and four others after 18 holes. Acquired. Hadwin, the first Canadian to lead the US Open since Mike Weir in 2009, has not been better than 24th in the previous 19 major starts, but when he starts 10th at 8:24 am (1224 GMT) If so, they hope for more success.

“Choose a target. Keep a number in mind and try and act. Find it and hit it again,” Hayden said of his second-round strategy at the 7,254-yard layout.

“I’ve done a great job with it lately. It’s getting easier as I continue to play better to maintain that mindset.

“There is a lot of golf left and this course is going to be more difficult.”

Hayden brought him in as a substitute when England’s Paul Casey withdrew last week due to a back injury.

England’s Colm Taryn, Sweden’s David Langmerth, America’s Joel Dahman and South Africa’s MJ Defio – with only 19 major starts between them – finished second at 67 with four-time winner Mac Elroy.

Daffue, in his big debut, didn’t even intend to try and qualify for the event before getting a PGA Tour Spot. He is now the earliest starter in the top chasers, in the second group outside the first tee.

“Sometimes you have to go that route to get to the right place,” Defio said. “I’m really happy. I’m enjoying everything about it.”

Scattered storms and strong winds are expected in the area as McIlroy and second-ranked Rahm are scheduled to have their tea off early in the afternoon.

Any delays are likely to not be made until Saturday and will set a busy charge for the field to try and eliminate the 72 holes by sunset on Sunday.

McIlroy, chasing his first major title since 2014, won last week’s PGA Canadian Open. A player since 1934 won a week ago and then won the US Open.

The 33-year-old from Northern Ireland made his 29th major round in the 1960s on Thursday. McIlroy has won three times since he opened the majors with back-to-back rounds in the 1960s.

Top-ranked Masters champion Scotty Schaefler, who is trying to match Tiger Woods as the only world number one to win the US Open, started with 70.

Best of DJ’s 68 LIV.

England’s Matt Fitapatrick, two behind at 68, won the 2013 US Amateur at the Country Club. Jack Nichols was the only player to win the US Open and US Amateur at the same venue on Pebble Beach.

Justin Rose of England was the 2013 US Open champion at 68, and Dustin Johnson of the United States was the 2016 US Open and 2020 Masters champion.

Johnson had the lowest score of 156 out of 15 LIV golfers, a group that tied a combined 53-over in the opening round of their first event against US PGA Tour talent.

With the richest wallet in golf history, Saudi-backed LIV Golf has lured players to the PGA Tour, which last week banned 17 of its current and former members after playing its first LIV event in England. Had given

A regular season LIV event offers 25 million in prize money, $ 7.5 million more than the US Open payout.

Promoted.

The US Golf Association decided to live up to its qualifying standards and did not ban LIV golfers for this week, but USGA chief executive Mike Vaughn warned that such a move was possible in the future.

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