19-year-old Kim Ju-hyeon from Seoul will make his US open debut this week. He isn’t wasting his time either. It was 68 yesterday, but now I’m holed out to the eagle from 50 yards on the 6th par 4. Kim won his second Asian Tour title at Singapore International in January this year and is already in the circle of winners this year, known to his friends and family as Tom. why? “In fact, it was Thomas. When I was little, I got it from Thomas the Tank Engine on the train. I had everything, I had a lunch box, I had a toy, yeah. I As I got older, some people started calling me Tom, and I thought it was just shorter and simpler. My brother calls me Tom, of course. And my family also called me Tom. It was natural for me because my friends called me Tom. It was such a name. ” He is -1
Zalatoris gets a lot of Peltor for his irregular putting, but when he’s on, he’s on. The long birdie effort was exhausted at 2, another chance shave the cup at 3, and now he picked up another shot at another rake at 4. This guy loves majors, finishing five top ten with seven starts, including two runner-up locations, and after losing the PGA playoffs with Justin Thomas last month, he managed to do one of the worst. I promised to try. He may be doing well with it. He is -3.
Karam Talen announced his talent this week. A 31-year-old from Darlington led the US Open by two shots at some point yesterday, but never robs him of it. However, he fell into a dire situation yesterday on the 9th and returned in 1938. And that may have shaken his confidence. An unstable 3 putt bogey is 1 and he returns to level par overall.
It’s tough, and it’s going to get tougher and harder. However, you can post your score at any time. Denny McCarthy is in 2 under 68, but a 29-year-old from Maryland shows that he must continue scraping at 18 feet. He doesn’t want to ruin his good job in the last hole, but he trains himself to roll on the par putt. He’s +1 and is currently out of the top 20, but at Sky, the best Dame Laura Davies ever suggests he’s certainly in it.
So far, the only really notable move has been made by PGA runner-up Will Zaratris. A 25-year-old boy from San Francisco, already marked at the National Open, achieved a hole-in-one in his first round at Wingedfoot in 2020, and has since won nearly six holes. Dimples away from history. He was the sixth tie for the year. He’s been on track again this year, carding 69 and 70 under the radar for his first two days. He only gets second in par 3 on a tee shot, but he steers with a long right-to-left swinger for the birdie and almost drains the other at 3. Because he made his first move near the top of the leaderboard-2.
That said, one of the first players to complete his round today did so under par. Sebastian Muñoz finished the birdie birdie and signed one under the age of 69. The 29-year-old Colombian’s best finish at the National Open was a few years ago at Wingedfoot in 59th place. With an overall +2, he is currently tied in 30th place and is heading towards a significant improvement.
… so are there any early moves? Well, the wind was lively in Brookline … so it’s not. Of the more than 40 players already in the game, a total of three are currently below the par of the round, and one of them is playing only two holes. The USGA will be Cock a Hoop. Hey, it’s a national open, that’s exactly what it should be. The average front nine score for the first two days was 35.9. Today is 36.9. The wind is expected to increase and the green will harden further. Expect to be a grind … but since Prince never gets tired of talking to us, grind can certainly be a very enjoyable experience. Then, please.
It’s a moving day! Here’s what the top of the leaderboard looked like after 36 holes …
-5: Morikawa, Darmen
-4: Buckley, Ram, McIlroy, Wise, Hosler
-3: Hardy, Chefler, NESMITH, Rogers, Herman
-2: Burns, Fitzpatrick, Hadwin
-1: Daffue, Tarren, Vick (a), Lingmerth, Riley, Schauffele, Bradley, Zalatoris
… this is the selection list of players who missed the cut …
Sergio Garcia, Lim Sung Jae, Mito Pereira, Corey Connors, Webb Simpson, Shane Lowry, Jason Kokrak, Jim Furyk, Cameron Young, Stewart Cink, Kevin Na, Tony Finau, Kim Shiu, Daniel Berger, Harold Berner III, Branden Grace, Cameron Smith, Louis Oosthuizen, Francesco Molinari, Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood, Phil Mickelson
… and this is today’s tea time (always local, adding 5 hours to BST). It’s on!
09:49 (a) Stewart Baldstad, Joseph Bramlet
10:00 Patrick Cantlay, Sebastian Muñoz (Col)
10:11 (a) Sam Bennett, Denny McCarthy
10:22 Lee Kyoung-hoon, Samuel Stevens
10:33 Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Min Wu Lee (Aus)
10:44 Chris Naegel, Chris Gotterup
10:55 Guido Migliozzi (Italy), Grayson Murray
11:06 Max Homa, Adam Scott (Australia)
11:22 Will Besseling (Ned), Jordan Spieth
11:33 Richard Brand (English), Todd Sinnott (Australia)
11:44 Bryson DeChambeau, Harris English
11:55 (a) Gary Woodland, Austin Greaser
12:06 Mackenzie Hughes (can), Cameron Tringale
12:17 Marc Leishman (Australia), Joaquín Niemann (Chi)
12:28 Patrick Reed, Sebastian Sodaberg (Sweden)
12:39 Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose
12:55 Shamas Power (Irl), Justin Thomas
13:06 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan), Adam Schenk
13:17 Brandon Matthews, Andrew Putnam
13:28 Kim Ju Hyun (Koh), Brooks Koepka
13:39 Thomas Peters (Bell), Will Zaratris
13:50 Keegan Bradley, Xander Schauffele
14:01 Davis Riley, David Lingmerth (Sweden)
14:12 Column Talen (Eng), (a) Travis Vic
14:28 MJ Daffue (Rsa), Adam Hadwin (Can)
14:39 Sam Berns, Matt Fitzpatrick
14:50 Brian Harman, Patrick Rodgers
15:01 Matthew NESMITH, Scottie Scheffler
15:12 Bo Hosler, Nick Hardy
15:23 Rory McIlroy (NIrl), Aaron Wise
15:34 Hayden Buckley, Jon Rahm (Spa)
15:45 Joel Dahmen, Collin Morikawa