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Dustin Johnson in prime spot to make own US Open history

6 days ago   |   By New York Post

History doesn't matter if you can hit it like Dustin Johnson. Entering Shinnecock Hills off a dramatic win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis last weekend, the world's No. 1 player was one of the few stars to meet opening-round expectations, and finished Thursday as the U.S. Open co-leader - alongside Ian Poulter,...
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It's a crowded U.S. Open leaderboard, with big names and some not so well known

It's a crowded U.S. Open leaderboard, with big names and some not so well known

6 days ago   |   By Los Angeles Times

The bumper-to-bumper congestion on the road to the U.S. Open had nothing Thursday on the Shinnecock Hills scoreboard. That's one giant traffic jam, with 12 players bunched at one under, even par or one over. Although that cluster includes Dustin Johnson, the world's top-ranked player, and No. 3...
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On Golf: Back at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods Struggles, Then Shrugs

6 days ago   |   By NYT

Woods, still a major draw at a major tournament, finished the first round on Thursday with a 78 but showed a newfound ability to laugh about a weak performance.
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Stenson: Tough U.S. Open conditions make you laugh and cry

6 days ago   |   By TheScore

With a strong wind and firm conditions, Shinnecock Hills presented a massive test for the best players in the world at the U.S. Open on Thursday. Despite the scoring average being over 76, one player who was able to thrive was Henrik Stenson , who fired a 1-over 71 to sit just two shots off the lead. The Swedish star, known as one of the funnier players on Tour, admitted it was a tough test of golf, but chose to take a positive approach. "It doesn't get much harder than this," Stenson said, as per Ryan Lavner of Golf Channel. "You're going to laugh, you're going to cry, and I guess we...
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DJ listed as heavy favorite after opening-round 69

6 days ago   |   By TheScore

Dustin Johnson entered Thursday as the favorite to win the U.S. Open, and the 2016 Champion continues to hold that distinction after an opening-round 69 left him in a four-way tie for the lead. Johnson's 1-under total left him standing alongside Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy, and Russell Henley for top spot, and the oddsmakers have listed him at 5-2 to win his second career major. Despite their standing, the co-leaders don't follow Johnson on the betting board, as Justin Rose, who sits two strokes back at 1-over, is listed at 11-2, while Henrik Stenson is 12-1 at the same score. Poulter is...
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Wind puts Dustin Johnson to test at U.S. Open

Wind puts Dustin Johnson to test at U.S. Open

6 days ago   |   By TORONTO STAR

World No. 1 played some of his best golf Thursday but beat par and wound up with share of lead at 1-under 69
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