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21 golfers scored negative in the first round of the US Open 2020

Justin Thomas lead with a score of -5, while another 20 golfers hit below par70 in the opening round of the major at West Winged Foot, New York.
Thomas’s 65-stroke record on September 17 was the culmination of six US Opens held at West Winged Foot. The previous record belonged to Fuzzy Zoeller, with 66 strokes, in the second round of 1984.
“It’s fun to have 65 strokes in any field. But, at Winged Foot it is of so much happiness,” Thomas said. “This is such an outstanding movement for my next three days. However, if the score is positive in the first round, the opportunity will not necessarily be closed.”


Standing after Thomas was the T2 group of Patrick Reed, Thomas Pieters and Matthew Wolff reached -4 together. Next is T5 at point -3, including Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen.
T8 is six people and T16 is eight people, with one stick difference decreasing. Then there were 123 people from even par to the bottom of the table. In which, the bottom score of +10 belonged to Lukas Michel, an amateur golfer attending the award at the invitation of the governing body – the American Golf Association (USGA). Phil Mickelon, the owner of the “sad” memory to earn six times second position to the US Open, is at T142, standing second.
Tiger Woods stands at T71 at +3, next to the famous players like Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and Jordan Spieth. Johnson recently won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup and won the “Best Golfer” of the PGA Tour and ended the 2019-2020 season at the top of the world table. And defending champion Gary Woodland stood T92 with +4, right after the 36-hole cut line according to PGA Tour.

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PGA Tour brought CJ Cup 2020 back to the US

As Covid-19 is getting complicated, the venue in Korea will be transferred to Las Vegas.
Initially, the CJ Cup was scheduled to take place on Jeju Island from October 15 to October 18 for the 2020-2021 season. But the current pandemic situation forces the PGA Tour to adjust its schedule.
Moreover, given the current travel restrictions including 14-day quarantine for visitors who come from the US, the organization of the event in Korea will not be as effective as expected by the PGA Tour.
“Despite the fact that we are looking forward to traveling and exploring in Korea, the current situation is not favorable for us to implement the plan. However, it also brings new opportunities to promote the event to the American audience as well as the world “, Ty Votaw – the vice president who is in charge of international markets of the PGA Tour explained in the announcement on 24/8.
A new remarkable point of CJ Cup 2020 is the Shadow Creek Stadium, Las Vegas, which is still available from the 15th to the 18th of September. This location and new schedule would help golfers to reduce the pressure to travel to different situations, as the PGA Tour also went to Las Vegas the previous week to attend the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin Stadium.
This year’s list of CJ Cup matches is still selective, which includes 78 golfers, eight of them selected by sponsors, five spots designated by the KPGA Tour in Korea – the country’s number one firm in the Asian Tour, and other 3 top worldwide players. The tournament will not eliminate 36 holes as usual.
CJ Cup has been held at The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju since 2017. Justin Thomas was crowned in the first period as the current champion. Last year, he finished at -20, receiving $ 1,755 million in a bonus fund of $ 9.75 million. Brooks Koepka won the 2018 season.