U.S. Open Begins in Record Breaking Fashion

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Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles, CA — June 15, 2023

The 2023 United States Open Golf Championship teed off today at the Los Angeles Country Club(LACC) with 156 golfers, including 19 amateurs, vying for the coveted title of U.S. Open Champion.

The par-70 layout may provide a number of records in the 123rd playing of the historic tournament. The course sets up well for players to post sub-par rounds. Current PGA professional Max Homa shot a 61 at the LACC during the Pac-12 College Championship in 2013.

The lowest round recorded during a U.S. Open is 63 strokes held by six players: Johnny Miller (1973), Jack Nicklaus (1980), Tom Weiskopf (1980), Vijay Singh (2003), Justin Thomas (2017) and Tommy Fleetwood (2018).

Rory McIlroy holds the lowest four-round total in a U.S. Open, the 268(65-66-68-69)  recorded in 2011 at the Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) in Bethesda, Md.

Both records may be on the line this week.

Here is a fly-over video of the course highlighting each hole’s key characteristics.

It did not take long for the fireworks to begin. Rickie Fowler teed off starting on the 10th hole at 8:02 am (local time) with Justin Rose and Jason Day. He posted ten birdies and two bogeys to set a new U.S. Open record of 62. Becoming the early leader in the clubhouse at eight under par.

Ricky Fowler / Getty Images Photo

Just 22 minutes later, also on the backside of the course, Xander Schauffele, Viktor Hovland, and Jon Rahm teed it up. Schauffele shot a bogey-free round with eight birdies to tie Fowler at the top of the morning leaderboard.

Dustin Johnson was on track to match Schauffele’s performance with a bogey-free round of seven-under-par through 17-holes. But, Johnson bogeyed his final hole of the day, the par three ninth, and finished at six under. That score tied Wyndham Clark for third on the day.

Bryan Harman and Rory McIlroy sit in fifth with scores of five under. Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler are in a big group of players when shot three-under-par on their opening round.

Defending champion Mark Fitzpatrick is tied for 56th at one-over-par and in danger of missing the cut. The top 60 players and ties will move on to play Saturday and Sunday.

Leaderboard of the 123rd U.S. Open at the Los Angeles Country Club

POS TO PAR TO PAR TOTAL
T1 Xander Schauffele -8 62*
T1 Rickie Fowler -8 62*
T3 Dustin Johnson -6 64*
T3 Wyndham Clark -6 64
T5 Brian Harman -5 65
T5 Rory McIlroy -5 65
T7 Si Woo Kim -3 67*
T7 Sam Bennett -3 67
T7 Scottie Scheffler -3 67
T7 Bryson DeChambeau -3 67*
T7 Mackenzie Hughes -3 67*
T7 Paul Barjon -3 67*
T7 Harris English -3 67
T14 Alejandro Del Rey -2 68
T14 Jacob Solomon -2 68
T14 Tony Finau -2 68*
T14 Ryan Fox -2 68
T14 Max Homa -2 68
T14 Sebastian Munoz -2 68
T14 Joaquin Niemann -2 68
T14 Andrew Putnam -2 68*
T14 Keith Mitchell -2 68*
T14 Alex Noren -2 68
T14 Dylan Wu -2 68
T25 Ryo Ishikawa -1 69
T25 Justin Suh -1 69*
T25 Eric Cole -1 69
T25 Gordon Sargent -1 69*
T25 Jon Rahm -1 69*
T25 Sam Burns -1 69*
T25 Yuto Katsuragawa -1 69
T25 Phil Mickelson -1 69*
T25 Min Woo Lee -1 69*
T25 David Puig -1 69
T25 Cameron Smith -1 69
T25 Ryan Gerard -1 69
T25 Viktor Hovland -1 69*
T38 Adam Hadwin E 70
T38 Aldrich Potgieter E 70*
T38 Corey Conners E 70
T38 Thriston Lawrence E 70
T38 Adrian Meronk E 70
T38 Sepp Straka E 70*
T38 Vincent Norrman E 70
T38 Mac Meissner E 70
T38 Sergio Garcia E 70*
T38 Lucas Herbert E 70*
T38 Patrick Cover E 70*
T38 Nick Hardy E 70*
T38 Gary Woodland E 70
T38 Andrew Svoboda E 70
T38 Jordan Smith E 70*
T38 Ben Carr E 70*
T38 Abraham Ancer E 70*
T38 Stewart Cink E 70*
T56 Simon Forsstrom +1 71
T56 Collin Morikawa +1 71
T56 Pablo Larrazabal +1 71
T56 Thomas Pieters +1 71*
T56 Jonathan Grey +1 71
T56 Denny McCarthy +1 71
T56 Sungjae Im +1 71
T56 Adam Svensson +1 71
T56 Austin Eckroat +1 71
T56 Patrick Cantlay +1 71*
T56 Patrick Rodgers +1 71*
T56 Matthieu Pavon +1 71
T56 Mito Pereira +1 71*
T56 Matt Fitzpatrick +1 71
T56 Taylor Moore +1 71*
T56 Brooks Koepka +1 71
T56 Taylor Montgomery +1 71
T56 Omar Morales +1 71
T56 Ryutaro Nagano +1 71*
T56 Scott Stallings +1 71*
T56 Corey Pereira +1 71
T56 Maxwell Moldovan +1 71
T56 Romain Langasque +1 71*
T56 Barclay Brown +1 71
T56 Charley Hoffman +1 71
T56 Russell Henley +1 71
T56 Chris Kirk +1 71
T83 Deon Germishuys +2 72
T83 Brent Grant +2 72
T83 Austen Truslow +2 72*
T83 Keegan Bradley +2 72*
T83 Davis Thompson +2 72*
T83 Patrick Reed +2 72*
T83 Jesse Schutte +2 72
T83 Nico Echavarria +2 72*
T83 Christian Cavaliere +2 72*
T83 Tom Hoge +2 72*
T83 Cameron Davis +2 72
T83 Jordan Spieth +2 72*
T83 Cameron Young +2 72*
T83 Roger Sloan +2 72
T83 Nick Taylor +2 72
T83 Kevin Streelman +2 72
T83 Francesco Molinari +2 72*
T83 Taylor Pendrith +2 72*
T83 Wenyi Ding +2 72*
T83 Matt Kuchar +2 72*
T83 Jordan Gumberg +2 72*
T83 Shane Lowry +2 72
T83 Seamus Power +2 72
T83 Hideki Matsuyama +2 72
T107 Matthew McClean +3 73
T107 Tommy Fleetwood +3 73
T107 Ross Fisher +3 73*
T107 Adam Scott +3 73
T107 Martin Kaymer +3 73*
T107 David Nyfjall +3 73*
T107 Padraig Harrington +3 73*
T107 Jason Day +3 73*
T107 Justin Thomas +3 73
T107 Bastien Amat +3 73*
T107 K.H. Lee +3 73
T107 Paul Haley II +3 73*
T107 Preston Summerhays +3 73*
T107 Gunn Charoenkul +3 73
T107 Tom Kim +3 73*
T107 Billy Horschel +3 73
T123 Ryan Armour +4 74*
T123 Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira +4 74*
T123 Joel Dahmen +4 74
T123 Michael Brennan +4 74
T123 Michael Kim +4 74*
T123 Tyrrell Hatton +4 74*
T123 Carson Young +4 74
T123 Berry Henson +4 74*
T123 Jens Dantorp +4 74*
T123 J.T. Poston +4 74
T123 Sahith Theegala +4 74*
T123 Michael Thorbjornsen +4 74*
T123 Karl Vilips +4 74
T123 Emiliano Grillo +4 74*
T137 Wilco Nienaber +5 75
T137 Kurt Kitayama +5 75
T137 Adam Schenk +5 75
T137 Sam Stevens +5 75*
T137 Olin Browne, Jr. +5 75
T137 Luke List +5 75
T143 Carlos Ortiz +6 76
T143 Justin Rose +6 76*
T143 Kyle Mueller +6 76*
T143 Victor Perez +6 76*
T147 Nick Dunlap +7 77*
T147 David Horsey +7 77*
T147 Hank Lebioda +7 77*
T147 Isaac Simmons +7 77
T147 Alex Schaake +7 77*
T147 Hayden Buckley +7 77
T153 Frankie Capan +8 78*
T153 Brendan Valdes +8 78*
T155 Aaron Wise +9 79*
T155 Alex Yang +9 79

*Started Round on Back Nine