The first round of the Open Championship is in the books, and here’s what we know so far: it’s going to get worse. A trio of Americans—Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, and Matt Kuchar—share the lead at -5. Koepka, of course, is the defending U.S. Open champion, while Spieth is trying to regain the magic of his brilliant 2015 and Kuchar remains the Nicest Player Never To Win A Major.
SOUTHPORT, England – Apparently, fame has its benefits. Jordan Spieth said he and swimming legend Michael Phelps have become “good friends” since the Phoenix Open in February. That week, Phelps, a fellow Under Armour endorser, invited Spieth and caddie Michael Greller over to his house after one of the rounds, and they chatted deep into the night about their competitive lives – “the good, the bad, everything that comes with what we do,” Spieth said. The Open: Full-field scores | Live blog: Day 1 | Full coverage Spieth and Phelps met up again a few weeks ago in Cabo, where they celebrated the July 4 holiday with Michael Jordan, Russell Wilson and Fred Couples. “I looked around the room there and
Rickie Fowler’s tee shot on the 539-yard, par-5 15th hole Thursday soared way left and landed in the deep, deep grass. An army of spectators began an earnest search, eventually finding the ball. Fowler salvaged a 6 on the hole, despite his very, er, rough start.