In La Jolla (San Diego, California) the 121st edition of the US Open goes up with shots and in the middle of the race surprisingly sees the English Richard Bland in the lead who, with a total of 137 (-5), leads the leaderboard with the American Russell Henley, already protagonist in the first round.
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At Torrey Pines (South Course, par 71) a great test for Guido Migliozzi. The driver from Vicenza, making his absolute debut in a Major, has risen from 24th to 10th position and, with a score of 141 (71 70, -1), is 4 hits from the two leaders.
The Molinari brothers drop. Francesco, third after 18 holes, is now 30 / o with 144 (68 76, +2) alongside, among others, Dustin Johnson (world number 1) and Phil Mickelson (climbed from 96 / a square) who in California , where he was born and raised, pursues the Grand Slam. In a tournament bewitched by him that saw him 6 times (record) runner up. While Edoardo Molinari is 58 / o with 146 (70 76, +4). Three out of three. Italgolf drops the trio and brings all its interpreters to the final phase of the US Open. The highlight of the international green that sees the British Bland, one month after his first victory on the European Tour at the British Masters (beaten Migliozzi in the play-off), reached the 478th attempt, at the highest levels of the ranking. With Bland being the oldest co-leading golfer of the US Open at the age of 48. An event that materialized also thanks to the final bogey (the only one of his day) in which Henley stumbled.
Second in 2020, the American Matthew Wolff is instead 3 / o with 138 (-4) alongside the South African Louis Oosthuizen, at the top with Henley at the end of the first lap. Excellent performance also for Jon Rahm. The Spaniard, favorite on the eve and looking for his first triumph in a Major, is 5 / o with 139 (-3). Same score for Bubba Watson. Bryson DeChambeau also goes back. The Californian, reigning champion, went from 61st to 13th with 142 (par). Alongside him there are also three other top Americans: Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Brooks Koepka (winner in 2017 and 2018). On the other hand, Rory McIlroy (who scored in 2011) is 21 / o with 143 (+1). Step back for the Japanese Hideki Matsuyama (king of The Masters this year), from 5 / o to 41 / o with 145 (+3). On the other hand, Will Zalatoris (149, +7), runner up at The Masters 2021 and Justin Rose (155, +13), gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games, came out at the cut. Norwegian Viktor Hovland was forced to retire due to an eye problem.