On a day where most of the game’s top players struggled, Rickie Fowler cruised through his morning round by making 7 birdies without a bogey to post a 7-under 65 at Erin Hills during the first round of the 117th U.S. Open. Fowler’s 7-under score tied Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf’s score in relation to par during the opening round of the 1980 U.S. Open.
World numbers 1 through 3, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day, combined to shoot 18 over, with Day needing to make a 15 foot birdie on No.18 to post 79.
Wisconsin’s own Steve Stricker shot a steady 1-over 73 to stay in contention moving into round two on Friday.
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