U.S. Open Underway with a Crowded First Round Leaderboard

Flint's Willie Mack III, playing in his first major championship, is tied with the world's No 1 golfer, Scottie Scheffler, at 1 over par in 34th position.

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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, NC — June 13, 2024

With 156 players in the field, the 124th United States Open Golf Championship teed off at Pinehurst No. 2 with the notable exception of Jon Rahm. The 8th-ranked golfer in the world and the 2021 winner of the U.S. Open was forced to withdraw at the last moment due to an infected cut on his left foot.

Reading the pre-tournament hype, you might have expected  Scottie Scheffler to be leading on his way to his first U.S. Open title. If the world’s No. 1 ranked player is to do that, it will take some work over the next three days. Scheffler carded a first-round score of 71, one over par. He is six strokes off the lead, tied for 33rd.

Former champion Rory McIlroy sits atop the leaderboard after shooting a five-under-par 65. He and Patrick Cantlay are tied after day one. Bryson DeChambeau, another former U.S. Open champion, is tied for fourth at three under.

Other notables to join the group of 15 golfers who posted scores under par were Tony Finau(-2) and Sergio Garcia(-1).

Among the 18 players who shot even par on the day are Tommy Fleetwood, Collin Morikawa, Adam Scott, Sepp Straka, Martin Kaymer, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, and amateur Neal Shipley.

Tiger Woods is four over par, tied for 86th.

Willie Mack III

There is one other black golfer in the field this weekend, Flint, Michigan’s Willie Mack III. Mack is the 1,330 ranked golfer in the world, and his story is incredible. The Lasco Press will follow Willie’s path this week and share pieces of his amazing journey to get to the U.S. Open. Like this one.

Willie Mack has never played in one of professional golf’s major championships. To make it into this year’s event, he entered a qualifier in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Of the 73 players entered in the 36-hole competition, five would earn a spot at Pinehurst. He made a birdie on the 36th hole to tie three other players for the last Open spot. He won the playoff that gave him that final invitation to play in the U.S. Open.

He led the U.S. Open tournament early at two under par. Finished at one over in a tie with the #1 player in the World. The story continues tomorrow. Check back!

The full leaderboard is listed below with Round Two starting times (* 10th tee start).

Round One Leaderboard for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

POS GOLFER TO Par R1 R2 START
T1 Rory McIlroy -5 65 7:29 AM*
T1 Patrick Cantlay -5 65* 1:25 PM
3 Ludvig Aberg -4 66* 1:36 PM
T4 Matthieu Pavon -3 67 1:58 PM*
T4 Bryson DeChambeau -3 67* 7:40 AM
T6 Tony Finau -2 68* 1:36 PM
T6 Akshay Bhatia -2 68 8:13 AM*
T6 Tyrrell Hatton -2 68* 7:29 AM
T9 Jackson Suber -1 69 7:51 AM*
T9 Thomas Detry -1 69 8:35 AM*
T9 Aaron Rai -1 69* 2:31 PM
T9 Corey Conners -1 69 1:03 PM*
T9 S.H Kim -1 69* 12:52 PM
T9 Samuel Bennett -1 69* 2:09 PM
T9 Sergio Garcia -1 69 1:14 PM*
T16 Tommy Fleetwood E 70* 7:29 AM
T16 Collin Morikawa E 70 1:25 PM*
T16 Adam Scott E 70* 8:13 AM
T16 Sepp Straka E 70* 7:51 AM
T16 Martin Kaymer E 70 8:02 AM*
T16 Davis Thompson E 70* 2:31 PM
T16 Brooks Koepka E 70 1:25 PM*
T16 Xander Schauffele E 70 7:29 AM*
T16 Stephan Jaeger E 70 1:03 PM*
T16 Logan McAllister E 70 12:30 PM*
T16 Robert MacIntyre E 70* 7:18 AM
T16 Zac Blair E 70* 2:31 PM
T16 Robert Rock E 70 2:09 PM*
T16 Russell Henley E 70* 1:25 PM
T16 Harris English E 70 7:18 AM*
T16 Neal Shipley(a) E 70 2:09 PM*
T16 Isaiah Salinda E 70 2:31 PM*
T16 Emiliano Grillo E 70 1:03 PM*
T34 Frankie Capan 1 71* 8:35 AM
T34 Jason Day 1 71 7:18 AM*
T34 Si Woo Kim 1 71 1:58 PM*
T34 Rickie Fowler 1 71 1:36 PM*
T34 Cameron Smith 1 71* 1:03 PM
T34 Max Greyserman 1 71 12:52 PM*
T34 Scottie Scheffler 1 71 7:29 AM*
T34 Willie Mack 1 71* 2:42 PM
T34 Taylor Pendrith 1 71 8:24 AM*
T34 Tim Widing 1 71* 12:52 PM
T34 Max Homa 1 71* 7:40 AM
T34 Seamus Power 1 71* 12:41 PM
T34 Chris Kirk 1 71* 8:13 AM
T34 Taisei Shimizu 1 71 8:46 AM*
T34 Tom Kim 1 71 7:18 AM*
T34 Brian Harman 1 71 7:40 AM*
T50 Frederik Kjettrup 2 72 12:41 PM*
T50 Jordan Spieth 2 72 7:51 AM*
T50 Bryan Kim(a) 2 72 2:31 PM*
T50 Brandon Robinson Thompson 2 72 6:45 AM*
T50 Nico Echavarria 2 72 2:09 PM*
T50 Justin Lower 2 72* 12:52 PM
T50 Gary Woodland 2 72* 1:47 PM
T50 Mac Meissner 2 72 2:20 PM*
T50 Edoardo Molinari 2 72* 2:09 PM
T50 Christiaan Bezuidenhout 2 72 7:07 AM*
T50 Mackenzie Hughes 2 72* 7:18 AM
T50 Austin Eckroat 2 72* 2:20 PM
T50 Hideki Matsuyama 2 72 7:51 AM*
T50 Nicolai Hojgaard 2 72 1:47 PM*
T50 Matt Kuchar 2 72* 1:25 PM
T65 Omar Morales(a) 3 73 12:52 PM*
T65 Cameron Young 3 73* 8:02 AM
T65 J.T. Poston 3 73* 7:51 AM
T65 Alex Noren 3 73 8:24 AM*
T65 Nick Dunlap 3 73 7:40 AM*
T65 Carter Jenkins 3 73 12:30 PM*
T65 Ryan Fox 3 73* 1:58 PM
T65 Francesco Molinari 3 73 1:14 PM*
T65 Matt Fitzpatrick 3 73* 1:14 PM
T65 Eric Cole 3 73 8:13 AM*
T65 Wyndham Clark 3 73 7:40 AM*
T65 Gordon Sargent(a) 3 73* 8:02 AM
T65 Kurt Kitayama 3 73 7:07 AM*
T65 Billy Horschel 3 73* 8:13 AM
T65 Brian Campbell 3 73 8:35 AM*
T65 Sam Burns 3 73* 1:03 PM
T65 Daniel Berger 3 73* 1:58 PM
T65 Adam Svensson 3 73* 6:56 AM
T65 Min Woo Lee 3 73 1:47 PM*
T65 Casey Jarvis 3 73 12:52 PM*
T65 Justin Rose 3 73* 1:47 PM
T86 Tiger Woods 4 74* 1:14 PM
T86 Tom McKibbin 4 74* 12:30 PM
T86 Nick Taylor 4 74* 7:18 AM
T86 Adam Hadwin 4 74 1:36 PM*
T86 Jim Herman 4 74 2:31 PM*
T86 Dustin Johnson 4 74* 1:36 PM
T86 Dean Burmester 4 74* 12:41 PM
T86 Keegan Bradley 4 74 8:02 AM*
T86 Brandon Wu 4 74* 8:46 AM
T86 Peter Malnati 4 74* 7:51 AM
T86 Byeong Hun An 4 74* 2:09 PM
T86 Shane Lowry 4 74 8:02 AM*
T86 Sung Kang 4 74 8:57 AM*
T86 Jason Scrivener 4 74 6:45 AM*
T86 Mark Hubbard 4 74* 6:56 AM
T86 Beau Hossler 4 74* 7:07 AM
T86 Sungjae Im 4 74 1:58 PM*
T86 Lucas Glover 4 74* 1:03 PM
T86 Brendon Todd 4 74 8:24 AM*
T105 Hiroshi Tai(a) 5 75* 8:46 AM
T105 Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra 5 75 6:56 AM*
T105 Chesson Hadley 5 75* 6:56 AM
T105 Jake Knapp 5 75* 8:02 AM
T105 John Chin 5 75 8:57 AM*
T105 Benjamin James(a) 5 75* 8:24 AM
T105 Victor Perez 5 75* 7:07 AM
T105 Andrew Svoboda 5 75* 8:35 AM
T105 Denny McCarthy 5 75* 8:24 AM
T105 Ashton McCulloch(a) 5 75* 2:42 PM
T105 Tom Hoge 5 75* 7:29 AM
T105 Will Zalatoris 5 75* 1:14 PM
T105 Wells Williams(a) 5 75* 6:45 AM
T105 Gunnar Broin(a) 5 75 8:46 AM*
T105 Webb Simpson 5 75* 1:47 PM
T120 Ryo Ishikawa 6 76 1:14 PM*
T120 Adrian Meronk 6 76* 2:20 PM
T120 Luke Clanton(a) 6 76* 8:35 AM
T120 Brendan Valdes(a) 6 76 6:45 AM*
T120 David Puig 6 76* 1:58 PM
T120 Greyson Sigg 6 76* 6:45 AM
T120 Joey Vrzich 6 76* 8:57 AM
T120 Erik van Rooyen 6 76 8:13 AM*
T120 Taylor Moore 6 76 7:07 AM*
T120 Jackson Buchanan(a) 6 76 8:35 AM*
T120 Harry Higgs 6 76* 8:46 AM
T120 Takumi Kanaya 6 76 2:20 PM*
T132 Michael McGowan 7 77 12:30 PM*
T132 Riki Kawamoto 7 77 8:57 AM*
T132 Christopher Petefish 7 77 12:41 PM*
T132 Cam Davis 7 77* 2:20 PM
T132 Grant Forrest 7 77* 6:45 AM
T132 Sahith Theegala 7 77 1:47 PM*
T132 Parker Bell(a) 7 77 12:41 PM*
T132 Rico Hoey 7 77* 12:30 PM
T132 Ben Kohles 7 77* 8:24 AM
T132 Justin Thomas 7 77 1:25 PM*
T142 Richard Mansell 8 78* 2:42 PM
T142 Rikuya Hoshino 8 78* 12:41 PM
T142 Santiago De La Fuente(a) 8 78 6:56 AM*
T142 Viktor Hovland 8 78* 7:40 AM
T146 Adam Schenk 9 79* 7:07 AM
T146 Phil Mickelson 9 79 1:36 PM*
T146 Stewart Hagestad(a) 9 79 2:20 PM*
T146 Otto Black 9 79* 8:57 AM
T146 Matteo Manassero 9 79* 12:30 PM
T146 Carson Schaake 9 79 2:42 PM*
T146 Colin Prater(a) 9 79 2:42 PM*
T153 Charlie Reiter 10 80 2:42 PM*
T153 Maxwell Moldovan 10 80 8:46 AM*
155 Chris Naegel 11 81* 8:57 AM
156 Sam Bairstow 14 84 6:56 AM*