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Johnson enjoyed a bogey-free 18 holes to start the 54-hole event at Rich Harvest Farms, with the winner set to collect $4 million
The decision effectively rules the American two-time major winner out of participating in the Ryder Cup, which pits the United States against Europe every two years.
In the past, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has warned that anyone joining a rival venture could be excluded from Tour events and face a possible lifetime ban
In another milestone for Scheffler this year, the 25-year-old American eased past Kevin Kisner to complete a 4&3 victory at Austin Country Club.
Phil Mickelson says 'everyone in top 100' approached to play in Saudi league; Patrick Cantlay turns down offer
Mickelson, himself a six-time major winner, is rumoured to be one of the players Golf Saudi is pursuing for the proposed league.
Collin Morikawa, the 24-year-old world number three, delivered the winning half point when he tied his match with Viktor Hovland at Whistling Straits.
Olympic gold medallist Xander Schauffele and world number two Dustin Johnson both put two points on the board for the hosts, who dominated the morning foursomes 3-1 then rode the momentum through a gritty afternoon of four-balls to take their biggest day-one lead in 46 years.
Oosthuizen, a runner-up in the last two majors, was at 12-under 198 and on course to be the first wire-to-wire winner at golf's oldest championship since Rory McIlroy in 2014.
Oosthuizen, looking as calm as the conditions, was at 11-under 129, breaking the 36-hole Open record first set by Nick Faldo in 1992 at Muirfield and matched by Brandt Snedeker in 2012 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
For Rio de Janeiro, the top four players in the world stayed home. For Tokyo, there wasn't even room for for Nos 7, 8 and 9 — Cantlay, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed.
US Open Golf 2021: Richard Bland, Russell Henley share lead with Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Wolff one back
Bland had a 4-under 67 and walked off Torrey Pines with his name atop the leaderboard in only his fourth major. His first one was 23 years ago.
Dustin Johnson became the first world No 1 since Greg Norman in 1997 to miss the cut at back-to-back majors.
He led by two shots over a half-dozen players. That group included Brooks Koepka, who started his day with a double bogey and stayed largely out of trouble the rest of the way; and Cameron Davis, who overcame a triple bogey on the sixth hole.
The resort's Ocean Course will be the longest venue in major golf history at 7,876 yards, 135 more than the mark set by Erin Hills when it hosted the 2017 US Open.
The 32-year-old Northern Ireland star compared the notion to the failed European Super League football scheme and said that winning majors was more of a driving force to top golfers than chasing money in a rebel circuit.
Four of the world's top 12 players — Johnson, No 10 Patrick Cantlay, No 11 Koepka and No 12 McIlroy — all missed the cut.
Rose was at 7-under 137, one shot ahead of Brian Harman (69) and Will Zalatoris (68), the 24-year-old from Dallas who still doesn't have a full PGA Tour card.
Struggling to make the cut to the low 50 and ties after opening 76s were reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who struggled to his worst opening round at the Masters.
Johnson won last year's Masters with a course-record 20-under par 268 last November after the tournament was delayed from April due to the pandemic that has limited his moves with the famed apparel
Those who arrived early, the first fans at a major since the 2019 British Open, were treated to a tour of the front nine by McIlroy and Johnson