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2019 US Open leaderboard breakdown, coverage, scores: Justin Rose ties Tiger Woods' record in Round 1


Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele and Louis Oosthuizen all dropped 66's in the morning wave, setting the pace and letting everyone know that it was a day for scoring.


Before we break out the outrage and wonder why the U.S. Open is playing like the AT&T Pro-Am, it's important to note that this course will firm up as the weekend progresses and there's no guarantee that the wind will be as calm as it was on Thursday.


Usually when we see great putting and less-than-stellar ball-striking, it can be a sign of future regression, but it seems just as likely a world-class player like Rose corrects accuracy issues and rides this to a second U.S. Open title.


After hitting 13 fairways and 15 greens, Fowler can feel comfortable that his swing is in a good place and now he just needs to make some putts to go and win his first major championship.


Those par putts are the kind of the scores that help you remain in contention while the rest of the field falls by the wayside, and if that putter stays hot this young talent could find himself in the mix to win his first major.


Nate Lashley (-4): The 2016 PGA Tour Latinoamerica Player of the Year qualified for his first U.S. Open by winning a playoff at a sectional in Ontario, Canada.






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