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US Open Golf 2020 : Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood In Contention At Winged Foot


Rory Mcilroy and Lee Westwood sit two strokes off the first-round lead at the U.S. Open Golf Championship as American Justin Thomas set the early pace in New York.

Former Champion Mcilroy and Lee Westwood both shot 67 at an unusually benign winged foot.

Thomas birdied the 18th to go one clear of Belgian Thomas Pieters and Patrick reed and Matthew Wolff of the US.

Reed had a hole-in-one at the par-three seventh, as did will Zalatoris in a 70.

Zalatoris almost holed his second ace of the round at the par-three 13th but his ball hit the flagstick and rolled a couple of feet away.

In the previous five US Opens held at winged foot, there had been only two holes-in-one.