US Open 2023 Leaderboard and Odds – How Things Stand After Day 1

US Open 2023 Leaderboard and Odds – How Things Stand After Day 1
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The 123rd U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club surprised the golf world on Thursday as it yielded many birdies and scores in red figures during the afternoon. Many of the players in the morning wave struggled, but Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele posted the lowest rounds in U.S. Open history (8-under) to share the lead.

Past U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson trails right behind in a tie for third at 6-under par (64) along with Wyndham Clark, winner of the Wells Fargo Championship five weeks ago. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy and Brian Harman are three strokes back at 5-under in a tie for fifth.

U.S. Open Leaderboard

PositionPlayerTo par (Thru)
T-1Rickie Fowler-8 (F)
T-1Xander Schauffele-8 (F)
T-3Dustin Johnson-6 (F)
T-3Wyndham Clark-6 (F)
T-5Rory McIlroy-5 (F)
T-5Brian Harman-5 (F)

Key Moments of the Day

The following section will showcase the highlights and memorable moments of round one.

Fowler, Schauffele grab the early clubhouse lead

The Murrietta, California native (Fowler) fired a 30 on the front nine followed by 32 on the back nine to earn the clubhouse lead.

His historic moment stood for just 22 minutes, and now he’ll have to share the accolade with fellow Californian Xander Schauffele. The San Diego native, just two groups behind, teed off on No. 10 to start his round and birdied two of his last three holes to equal Fowler at 8-under.

For 127 years at the event, there had never been a 62 recorded by any player until today. Both players tied for the lowest round ever at any major (Branden Grace, 2017 Open Championship).

Brooks Koepka suffers a slow start

The winner of May’s PGA Championship opened the gates with three bogeys in his first six holes en route to a 1-over par 71 finish.

The five-time major winner failed to capitalize on the afternoon’s great scoring conditions as many other players enjoyed a birdie fest.

Koepka finds himself nine strokes behind Schauffele and Fowler. It’s impossible to count out the West Palm Beach, Florida native but it will be a steep hill to climb. He opened the PGA Championship with a 2-over round and went on to triumph.

Scottie Scheffler is in contention yet again

The betting favorite opened up with an even par round of 35 on the first nine holes before finding a rhythm and pouring in four birdies compared to just one bogey on the back.

The World No. 1 sits five strokes behind the leaders and is within striking distance. Scheffler struggled with his putter in the past month but seems to have found a few solutions to his problems.

Sam Burns makes first career hole-in-one

The five-time winner on tour recorded his first-ever ace as a professional at the 124-yard par 3 15th. PGA Tour records indicate it’s his first hole-in-one in 401 rounds. He sits at 1-under par, seven strokes back.

Mathieu Pavon was the first player during the opening round to find the bottom of the cup in one stroke earlier in the day.

U.S. Open odds after day 1

Xander Schauffele +300
Rory McIlroy +500
Rickie Fowler +600
Scottie Scheffler +650
Dustin Johnson +850
Wyndham Clark +1200
Jon Rahm +2000
Bryson DeChambeau +2500
Viktor Hovland +3500
Tony Finau +4000
Max Homa +4000
Brooks Koepka +5000

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