The US Open noticed a number of holes-in-one, two gamers breaking the bottom spherical recorded in event historical past and a bunch of information damaged; We have a look at a few of the key moments from Wyndham Clark’s one-shot victory and maiden main title
By Ali Stafford
Final Up to date: 19/06/23 11:02pm
Wyndham Clark etched his identify into the historical past books together with his victory on the US Open, turning into golf’s newest first-time main champion as a part of a record-breaking week in Los Angeles.
Clark adopted his breakthrough PGA Tour title final month on the Wells Fargo Championship by registering a maiden main, ending a shot away from Rory McIlroy at Los Angeles Nation Membership, with world No 1 Scottie Scheffler claiming third spot forward of Open champion Cameron Smith.
It is the seventh time in eight years the US Open has produced a first-time main winner, whereas the event will stay lengthy within the reminiscence for all of the note-worth information equalled or damaged throughout an entertaining week.
Benign circumstances and beneficial pins on Thursday noticed six gamers card scores of 65 or decrease, probably the most in single spherical at a US Open, with this yr’s opening spherical marking the primary time within the event’s historical past that the entire area has managed to put up a sub-80 rating.
Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele had been the standout performers on a low-scoring opening day, with Fowler turning into the primary participant in US Open historical past to card a ’62 spherical’ after posting 10 birdies – equalling one other report – to set the clubhouse goal at eight underneath.
Schauffele matched Fowler’s complete simply over 20 minutes later after his bogey-free begin to the week, with the pair becoming a member of Branden Grace – who set the preliminary report at The Open in 2017 – in equalling the bottom spherical in main historical past.
The sphere scoring common was 71.38 on Thursday, the bottom for a gap spherical of the US Open and the third lowest recorded on the occasion, whereas the par-three fifteenth turned simply the third gap in a US Open to surrender a number of holes-in-one on the identical day.
Matthieu Pavon and Sam Burns each made aces on the opening day, with Matt Fitzpatrick then turning into the primary defending champion to make a hole-in-one when he posted the third of the event on the par-three fifteenth early within the second spherical.
Fowler continued to set extra information on his solution to opening up a one-shot midway lead, with the 34-year-old birdieing his opening three holes to maneuver to 11 underneath faster than any participant has ever managed within the event’s historical past.
A rollercoaster second spherical noticed Fowler put up simply 4 pars in a two-under 68, with the American smashing the 36-hole event report for many birdies by including eight on Friday to take his tally to 18.
Fowler’s 130 photographs taken throughout the primary two days additionally equalled the bottom 36-hole rating in US Open historical past, matching the whole set by Martin Kaymer on his solution to victory in 2014, with event information persevering with to tumble over the weekend.
Consideration on Saturday as soon as once more centred across the par-three fifteenth, which turned the shortest gap in US Open historical past when it measured at simply 81 yards. That was some 219 yards shorter than the yardage for the par-three seventh, which was only a yard quick from tying the longest par-three within the event’s historical past.
Tom Kim made an early weekend cost with a front-nine 29 in his third spherical, reeling off six birdies in a quick begin, whereas Austin Eckroat additionally turned in 29 on Sunday to additionally equal the bottom nine-hole rating ever recorded on the US Open.
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It was the primary time two 29s have been recorded in a single week at a US Open, whereas Tommy Fleetwood turned the primary participant to recorded a number of 63s within the US Open and simply the fourth to take action in main historical past throughout his beautiful remaining spherical.
Fleetwood’s quick end noticed him match the identical complete he posted on the ultimate day of the 2018 contest, lifting him into tied-fifth, as McIlroy fell simply quick in his bid for a fifth main title and first since 2014.
McIlroy ended the week on 9 underneath and with a complete rating of 271, the bottom 72-hole complete on the US Open a non-winner, with the 59 greens in regulation made through the week additionally a event report for somebody who did not go on to say victory.
The PGA Tour heads to TPC River Highlands subsequent for the Vacationers Championship, with McIlroy and Scheffler a part of a powerful area scheduled to function 23 of the world’s prime 30. Early protection begins on Thursday from noon by way of the pink button on Sky Sports activities Golf, forward of full protection from 8pm.
Three of the 4 males’s majors at the moment are accomplished, with The 151st Open going down at Royal Liverpool from July 20-23 and solely dwell on Sky Sports activities.