Adam Scott has launched the Australian problem at the US Open at Brookline in sound trend, taking pictures an opening 1-underneath par spherical of 69.
The 2013 Masters champion, continue to searching a comply with-up big triumph at the age of 41, gave himself a first rate foundation with a spherical that showcased a pair of birdies and just just one dropped shot.
The Queenslander was the to start with of the seven-solid Aussie contingent in motion on Thursday and quickly struck with a birdie on the 2nd hole.
On the par a few, he arrowed his tee shot to inside of 13ft of the pin and holed out, only to give the stroke again at the future quick gap.
On the sixth, Scott’s tee shot skipped the environmentally friendly to the still left and he created a hash of his subsequent chip, lacking a 10 footer for par.
The Queenslander was the model of solidity right after that just before firing his approach to inside of six foot of the pin at the past to finish up in the red figures, usually a bonus in this most demanding of functions.
Fellow Australian Marc Leishman also experienced a good opening, ending with a level-par round of 70, which, soon after starting up out on the 10th gap, featured two birdies in his last four holes.
Not like Scott, there was a roller-coaster bag of three birdies and 3 bogeys from the 38-12 months-outdated Victorian, who was two around just after 13 but manufactured a stirring finale, hitting his tee shot at the sixth in 4 foot and then birdieing the par-5 eighth.
Event favorite Rory McIlroy led the early pacesetters at the Country Club, but bogeyed his ultimate hole to fall into a three-way share of the clubhouse direct.
McIlroy, new off a effective title defence at the Canadian Open, utilised a pink-scorching putter to card a initially-round a few-under-par 67 that remaining him stage with the minimal-known pair of Englishman Callum Tarren and Swede David Lingmerth.