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US Open is up for Grabs as Only 8 Strokes Divides the Leaderboard

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The US Open is up for Grabs as Only 8 Strokes Divides the Majority of the Leaderboard

It was a great day for Golf yesterday [Friday].  The sunshine really dried out the Greens and the wind calmed down making the course more playable.

The Prairie Grass that grows all over the place was pretty much a non factor.  The players adjusted to the course well and tried to reach every Fairway with their Tee Shot.  How ever some notable Golfers struggled and missed the cut.  Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jason Day, and Adam Scott all missed the cut for Saturday.

It was a bit shocking to say the least.  The Top Three Golfers in the World missed the Cut and won’t be playing on Saturday.  This is a US Open first in 3 Decades.

There were other notables for records.

This was the most under par shot course in US Open History and the most with 4 Tied for 1st going into the 3rd Round.  Just 8 Strokes divides last from first.

The Premier group on the day was Ricky Fowler and Hideki Masuyama.  Both had remarkable putts.  Masuyama is currently 4th in the world and has never won the US Open.  He started the day off +2 but finished an amazing round of Golf at -5 for the Tournament.

He had 6 Birdies on the Front 9 and had a single Birdie on the back 9.  He played flawlessly and didn’t have any Bogies.  His Birdie on the 8th Hole was simply amazing.  It was a ‘stand up and cheer’ kind of shot and it show just how incredible this guy is at Golf!

Ricky Fowler who was yesterdays leader played well.  He was solid on the Front 9 and made some amazing putts.  His long putt on the 7th Hole was fantastic, I was on the edge of my seat watching and cheering for the ball to go in.  It was just one of those moments!  Fowler got into trouble on the Back 9.

He ended up with a Bogey on the 11th Hole, the 12th Hole, and the 13th Hole.  Three Bogies dropped his score down to -6 for the Tournament.  He seems to be the fan favorite to win it but if he does, it’ll be his 1st Major.

In fact most of the players on the Leaderboard have never won a Major.  There will most likely be new faces that will become house hold names by the end of the Tournament.  The top 4 Tied for 1st on the Leaderboard are: Paul Casey at -7, Brooks Koepka -7, Brian Harman -7, and Tommy Fleetwood -7.

All of whom have made an incredible run at Fowler.  Of these four I am most impressed by Fleetwood who was just missing some Birdie Putts.  If he plays as well as he did yesterday look for him to take the outright lead.

The US Open continues today on FS1 and Fox, with 3rd Round Coverage all day.

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Dustin Johnson Leads After Round 1 At Dell Technologies Championship

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Dustin Johnson Leads After Round 1 At Dell Technologies Championship

After round 1 at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Dustin Johnson leads the pack.

But the leaderboard at the top is looking quite tight after round one.

First-Round Leaderboard

Dustin Johnson             66 (-5)

Kyle Stanley                 67 (-4)

Marc Leishman             67 (-4)

Sergio Garcia               67 (-4)

Jon Rahm                     67 (-4)

Four golfers are tied for second place at 4 under par sitting one shot back of Johnson’s 5 under par lead.

Johnson birdied the 10th hole at TPC Boston to get his opening round underway and converted a putt of less than five feet for eagle at No. 18 to make the turn 4-under. His inward nine of 1-under contributed to a 5-under 66.

In his eighth appearance at the Dell Technologies Championship, Johnson’s 66 marked his lowest opening round at TPC Boston. Johnson’s best result in the Dell Technologies Championship is T4 (twice, 2009, 2012). He finished T8 at TPC Boston last year.

Defending Dell Technologies Bank Championship winner Rory McIlroy birdied the par-5 final hole for a 1-over 72.

Round 2 kicks off on Saturday with the same pairings as round 1.

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Dell Technologies Championship Round 1 and 2 Groupings Announced

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Dell Technologies Championship Round 1 and 2 Groupings Announced

The Dell Technologies Championship returns to TPC Boston this Labor Day weekend with a star filled field.

On Monday afternoon the tee times and groupings for rounds 1 and 2 were announced. Round 1 will take place on Friday and Round 2 on Saturday.

The defending Dell Technologies Championship champion Rory McIlroy tees off at 1:04 pm on Friday and 8:39 AM on Saturday with Ollie Schiederjans and Si Woo Kim.

The groupings to watch out for this weekend are going to be the Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas grouping. They tee off on Friday at 9:15 am and on Saturday at 1:40 pm.

The other grouping is the Hideki Matsuyama, John Rahm, and Rickie Fowler grouping which goes off on Friday at 1:40 pm and on Saturday at 9:15 AM.

Another grouping to keep an eye on the Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, and Billy Horschel grouping. They tee off at 1:28 pm on Friday and at 9:03 am on Saturday.

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Dell Technologies Championship Preview

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Dell Technologies Championship Preview: TV Information, Field, And More

The FedExCup returns to TPC Boston this weekend, but this time something is different.

No longer is the championship sponsored by Deutsche Bank, instead, it has been rebranded as the Dell Technologies Championship. The reigning champion of the tournament, Rory McIlroy will be present for the Labor Day weekend tournament and enters it ranked No. 43 in the FedExCup after beginning the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 44.

McIlroy had an impressive comeback at last years event after being tied for 67th overall after an opening round 71. But he posted a final round 65 as he was able to close and eclipse a 6 stroke lead Paul Casey had entering the final round in 2016. That six stroke come-from behind win happens to be the largest in the tournament’s history.

But this year looks to be different at the  Dell Technologies Championship. For starters, McIlroy won the FedExCup in 2016 and looks to be nowhere close to being able to do that this time around. The favorites heading into this weekend are the top 6 in the FedExCup standings.

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Jordan Spieth
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Hideki Matsuyama
  5. John Rahm
  6. Rickie Fowler

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