Graeme McDowell has made a solid start in the defence of his US open crown.
The Ulsterman finishing the day 1 under par after a consistent round that included 2 birdies, a single bogey and nine straight par’s on the back nine.
Speaking to Sky Sports McDowell said Very happy with the way I played today, I drove the ball beautifully which is a big key on this golf course – you’ve got to play it from the fairway to have a chance and I positioned the ball really well.”
“I hung in there well and any greens I missed I scrambled well and the only bogey of the day was on one with a gap wedge in my hand out of the right bunker and I plugged it in the front bunker and made five there, but I really hung tough after that and gave myself.
“I gave myself a bunch of chances, I couldn’t quite convert – it would have been nice to pick up one of those on 17 or 18 – but dream start and happy with it.”
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