Historic Day at the U.S. Open: Fowler and Schauffele Lead with Record-Breaking 62s
The U.S. Open, one of golf’s four major championships, kicked off at the Los Angeles Country Club. On the opening day, American golfers Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele finished the first round as co-leaders with record-breaking scores of 62. This score goes down in history as the lowest score ever recorded in a single round at the U.S. Open.
Fowler achieved his remarkable score with 10 birdies, 7 pars, and 1 bogey, surpassing Johnny Miller’s 9-birdie record set at Oakmont C.C. in 1973. Schauffele, on the other hand, matched Fowler’s score with 9 birdies, 8 pars, and 1 eagle. They were closely followed by Rory McIlroy from Ireland, trailing by just one stroke.
One of the tournament favorites, Dustin Johnson, secured the fifth spot with a score of 67. Sam Burns also made a memorable shot of the day with a hole-in-one on the 15th hole.
The U.S. Open will conclude on June 18th.