Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

For all the time he spent in the hay, Johnson was most irritated with his putter.

"I have to be a little bit more aggressive and try shoot a low score", Day said.

'And I did well today, but I probably missed a few par putts, or I'd be 1-under or 2-under after a really good start. That was the big key for me.

"He said 'The blimp is not looking good.' I guess it was nose down".

"There's nothing I can hide behind", Day said. "And that's just all it was". And struck the ball great from there.

With Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy yet to tee off (at the time of writing) Paul Dunne went just one shot better off as the best of the Irish.

At 28, Fowler has been in this position before in majors. The last major he played in was the 2015 PGA Championship. "Then it went behind the trees", Ruediger said.

"You don't get many rounds at the U.S. Open that are stress-free", Fowler said. "Just did a good job, knew I needed to drive it well, and from there, [I was] just able to manage hitting and continuing to swing well, rolling a couple in".

On the golf course, there was only a barrage of birdies. "It was a lot easier said than done".

He takes it as a compliment that he's part of that discussion, but he's exhausted of being in that category.

Of the top 10 players in the world, only Masters champion Sergio Garcia (70) and Fowler broke par. I'm not saying that this is the week or isn't the week.

"You can not play this golf course if you're not in position off the tee, and I wasn't in position", he said.

Leaving those birdies out on the course during his opening nine hurt, as Spieth turned in another bogey on the par-4 5th after hitting his second shot went wayward into the bunker. Well, the wind didn't cooperate much, which left us with a leaderboard littered with red numbers.

"Just because we had the deluge yesterday and the days leading into this, it's pretty benign and receptive", he said.

Phil Mickelson was a long shot to play in this U.S. Open, and the odds got even longer with a forecast of no chance of rain Thursday.

"You don't often see that in a U.S. Open", Hadwin said. The Canadian was 100 feet away for birdie on No. 6 and burned the edge of the cup on that one, except that it ran by some 7 feet and he three-putted for bogey. The 46-year-old eventually withdrew to attend his daughter's graduation in California and was replaced in the field by Mexico's Roberto Diaz.

  • Larry Hoffman