Adam Hadwin, the great start at the Us Open

In Brookline, Massachusetts, the first round of the 122nd edition of the US Open, the third men’s Major of 2022, is not a smile for the Azzurri. At The Country Club (par 70), Guido Migliozzi (who closed the competition in fourth place last year at his debut) is 57 / o with 72 (+2) and one stroke precedes Francesco Molinari (13 / o in 2021), only 79 / or with 73 (+3) and at risk of elimination. Two bogeys, as many birdies and a double bogey for Migliozzi from Vicenza who, after a difficult start, tried to get back on track. Complicated test for Chicco Molinari (started from hole 10), who found three birdies, with six bogeys (four of which in the first nine).

Us Open, results

In the United States, Adam Hadwin is at the top of the table and with a score of 66 (-4). The Canadian (author of six birdies, with two bogeys), who has achieved his lowest score in a Major, is followed by a quintet of pursuers, all second with 67 (-3), composed by the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (number 3 world, winner of the US Open in 2011 and fresh from the exploit at the Canadian Open), from the American Joel Dahmen, from the English Callum Tarren, from the Swedish David Lingmerth and from the South African Matthys Daffue. Good start also for Dustin Johnson (king of the US Open in 2016). The American, former world number 1 and one of the new faces of LIV Golf (the Arab Super League that is causing so much discussion), is 7 / o with 68 (-2) equal, among others, to the British Justin Rose (medal d gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games which won the US Open in 2013) and Matthew Fitzpatrick. Just out of the Top 10, 14 / i with 69 (-1), here are the Spaniard Jon Rahm (reigning champion), the Americans Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Will Zalatoris and eight other players. While the world number 1, Scottie Scheffler, occupies the 26th position with a score of 70 (par) hits.

Instead, he can already say goodbye to the Grand Slam dream, Phil Mickelson. Six times second in the competition, after accepting the advances of the Arab Super League, the Californian is 144 / o with 78 (+8) and very close to the exit at the cut.