US Open 2023 leaderboard: Latest updates with Rory McIlroy chasing Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele in second round

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Records were broken in a low-scoring first round at the 2023 US Open at Los Angeles Country Club as Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele set an excellent early pace, with both Americans entering the clubhouse eight under par.

Fowler was the first to break the record for the lowest scoring round in American history before Schauffele joined him in the record books minutes later to take a share of the lead into round two.

Elsewhere, Rory McIlroy is just three shots behind despite a bogey at the last after an impressive round of 65 with world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (-3) and Masters champion Jon Rahm (-1) also in the red. Dustin Johnson, one of the stars of LIV golf, is also in contention at six under par.

This tournament marks the first time in 75 years that the US Open has been played in Los Angeles, with the LA Country Club hosting the event for the first time. A more challenging layout is expected for players this afternoon, but with little wind expected there could be more birdie opportunities on offer today.

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Six-time major winner Phil Mickelson has also started his second round from the first tee box. He shot one under yesterday and is therefore still in this tournament.

He finds the sand and the left fairway bunker with his tee shot.

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:39 p.m


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Nick Hardy slides in a birdie three on the second to hold back a missed shot on the first. He is back at even par for the round.

Just behind him, Joaquin Niemann finds the rough from the tee on one and has to lay down before his chip on the green.

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:38 p.m


McIlroy is improving

As he waits to get going in his second round at Los Angeles Country Club, here’s a look at how Rory McIlroy has improved his game during the opening rounds of the majors.

Between 2017 and 2022, McIlroy’s scoring average in the opening round of majors was 72.45 and +27 overall. Since the 2022 Masters, he is a combined -18 in opening rounds of majors, with a scoring average of 67.67.

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:33 p.m


Double bogey for Echavarria

Colombia’s Nico Echavarria starts his second round with a bogey on the first hole. He is out of position after his second shot and struggles to make up.

In the end he settled for a double bogey seven and a hole that was easy to score on yesterday. Is this a sign that today’s score might not be as low as Thursday’s?

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:28 p.m


Xander Schauffele predicts ‘bad’ US Open after record first day

Xander Schauffele predicted the US Open could get “ugly” after a historic day of scoring on the opening day at Los Angeles Country Club.

Schauffele matched Ryder Cup teammate Rickie Fowler’s eight-under-par 62 to record the lowest score in US Open history and equal the lowest in any men’s major championship, set by Branden Grace in the 2017 Open.

The duo led by five shots after the morning wave was completed on Thursday, but by the end of the day were just two ahead of Dustin Johnson and Wyndham Clark, with Rory McIlroy and Brian Harman another stroke back.

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:23 p.m


Johnson reflects on the opening round

Dustin Johnson reflected on his first round 64, which sees him just two shots off the lead. He said:

“I drove it really well, that’s the key out here, you have to play for the fairway, I played a lot of really good shots. Played really strong.

“I like the golf course, it’s really good for me, but you just have to drive the ball well.”

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:17 p.m


Breaking records on day one

Ricky Fowler and Xander Schauffele led a string of low scores in Thursday’s opening round, with a few records coming and going. Here are a few of those that were destroyed during the first round:

  • The lowest opening round in US Open history (62).
  • The lowest first-round scoring average in US Open history (71.38).
  • The sixth-lowest first-round scoring average in major championship history (71.38).

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:14 p.m


US Open leaderboard

This is how things look after the first round:

-3 DeChambeau, Scheffler, SW Kim, English, Barjon, Bennett

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:10 p.m


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Coverage of the second round has just begun with a few of the big name stars taking to the field early today. Rory McIlroy tees off at 4.24pm and starts on the 10th hole.

Dution Johnson (16.02) and Jordan Speith (16.13) start a little earlier.

Xander Schauffele, meanwhile, will start his second round at 21.54, where he plays alongside Jon Rahm, while Rickie Fowler starts at 21.32.

Mike JonesJune 16, 2023 3:07 p.m


Fowler and Schauffele are tied for the lowest score in men’s major championship history

Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele tied the lowest score in men’s major championship history with stunning rounds of 62 on the opening day of the 123rd US Open.

Fowler took advantage of ideal overcast conditions for the early starters to fire 10 birdies and two bogeys at Los Angeles Country Club, matching the mark set by Branden Grace in the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

It was also the lowest score ever in a US Open, with England’s Tommy Fleetwood making the latest of six previous 63s in the final round in 2018.

Yet Fowler amazingly held that distinction on his own for less than 30 minutes as Schauffele, playing two groups behind, carded eight birdies in a bogey-free 62 of his own.

Mike Jones16 June 2023 at 3 p.m

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