US open, Russell Henley nailed a full-swing flop shot on the 18th hole to finish with a 79 and miss the cut by six strokes the last time he played Torrey Pines Golf Club for the Farmers Insurance Open more than seven years ago. It’s understandable that he wasn’t in a hurry to return.
His name jumped up the leaderboard before darkness fell…Kiawah Island’s Russell Henley is tied for tops as the first round of the US Open got suspended with 36 golfers still playing Torrey Pines. Louis Oosthuizen's tied with Henley at four-under with two holes to finish. pic.twitter.com/nsRdS8wi2r
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The famous golf actor left the game
I don’t recall much about it other than exiting the course feeling like I’d been beaten up, Henley said. I tried it once and had a lot of trouble, so I decided not to play it again. Perhaps that isn’t the best reason.
The Georgia native’s return to the city-owned oceanside track for the US Open’s first round on Thursday went a little better. After starting with a bogey, Henley, 32, went two-under on the back nine and added three birdies for a four-under 67 and a one-shot lead over Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera Bello. The early aim nearly held through the afternoon wave until Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, joined him atop the scoreboard with two holes to play when his round was stopped due to darkness.
Among the 5 gamers photographs off the joint leaders had been -time US Open champion Brooks Koepka, San Diego local and crowd preferred XanderSchauffele, reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and third-ranked Jon Rahm.
All of them are in large part lived as much as the oddsmakers’ billing because the pre-event preferred in his first spherical in view that he changed into pressured to withdraw from final month’s Memorial because of a superb coronavirus check at the same time as main with the aid of using six strokes after fifty-four holes.
The game starts with a delay
The first spherical will now no longer be finished till Friday way to the thick blanket of fog that rolled in off the Pacific Ocean at dawn, delaying Thursday’s begin with the aid of using an hour and a half. The dense marine layer enveloped the direction and rendered it unplayable, prompting one 15-minute postpone after some other because the more or less one hundred fifty spectators dotting the grandstand surrounding the primary tee container shuffled inside and out of the gallery.
The fog confirmed no signal of burning off nor shifting out to sea for extra than an hour amid 17C (63F) temperatures and 90% humidity till sooner or later clearing sufficient for neighbourhood participant SahithTheegala, grouped with Italy’s Edoardo Molinari and Greyson Sigg of the US, to sooner or later smack a tee shot into the grey San Diego morning at eight.15 am.
The first fog postpones at a US Open in view that 2004 at Shinnecock Hills driven the scheduled 2. forty-two pm tee instances to 4.12 pm, main to a halt withinside the motion at around eight pm with 36 gamers left at the direction.
A marine layer additionally not on time gambling in 2000 at Pebble Beach, in which Tiger Woods famously gained with the aid of using a record-putting 15 strokes over Ernie Elsand Miguel Ángel Jiménez withinside the maximum dominant overall performance in important championship history.
The morning gloom quick gave manner to a sun-splashed afternoon at the par-seventy one South Course, that’s gambling host to America’s countrywide championship for the primary time in view that Woods’s well-known triumph in 2008, with Bryson DeChambeau looking to shield his name and neighbourhood hero Phil Mickelson trying to come to be handiest the 6th participant to finish the profession grand slam on the important that’s triggered him a lot of soreness down the years.