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Blimp crashes near the US Open at Erin Hills

Blimp crashes near the US Open at Erin Hills”

Well, the wind didn't cooperate much, which left us with a leaderboard littered with red numbers.

Fowler's round, on the longest course in major championship history at 7,845 yards, equalled the record seven under totals posted by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, who both shot 63 in the first round on the par-70 layout at Baltusrol in 1980.

That gives him a two shot lead over a three way tie involving Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka who are all on 5-under for the day.

Patrick Reed returned to form by shooting a four-under 68.

The opening morning also saw drama near the course, when an airship filming aerial images caught fire and crashed.

Leishman, who won the US PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, sits just two two shots back of American Fowler, who fired a seven-under-par 65. He did not bogey a single hole, a feat generally unheard of in the US Open.

A woman who witnessed the crash of a small blimp near the Wisconsin golf course where the U.S. Open is underway says she saw flames as the aircraft deflated and floated to the ground.

"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". "It's the kind of golf course that if you're on point and playing well and you're in the fairways, you really feel like you can be aggressive and attack and make some birdies". And the stats show I'm one of the best. Johnson shot 75 and is 10 behind.

"I just didn't putt very well, " Johnson said.

SHOT OF THE DAY: Not the only eagle hole-out on Thursday, but it was certainly the coolest one. "There's a lot of golf to be played". But, yeah, I'm ready to be out there.

He hopes it all adds up to claiming a maiden major, extending a current string of six first-time winners in a row, and has no problem being labelled as one of the best players yet to win a major.

"I take it as a compliment, " he said. I thought they might stop play. I'm not saying that this is the week or isn't the week.

The question now is whether he can keep it up on a course that figures to get tougher as the week goes on, especially once it dries out and United States Golf Association officials conspire to make things more hard for the golfers.

Play will resume at 6:45 a.m. CT with six golfers teeing off to begin the second round.

His withdrawal marked the end of a golfing era with the 117th U.S. Open becoming the first major to not include Mickelson and/or Tiger Woods since the 1994 Masters.

It was the highest opening round by a defending U.S. Open champion since Rory McIlroy shot 77 at Olympic Club and missed the cut.



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