A cool, calm day at Pebble Beach saw plenty of birdies and finished with a former champions atop the US Open leaderboard.
England’s Justin Rose took a one-stroke lead late in on day one of the 2019 Us Open at Pebble Beach. The 2013 US Open champion fired a 6-under par 65 which included three consecutive birdies to finish his round and climb ahead of four players at 5-under par.
“Obviously, a fun day of golf,” said Rose, whose only win in 2019 came in Southern California at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, the site of the 2021 U.S. Open. “I guess the round was going nicely. I was 3 under par, had a rough patch, had to scramble, work hard, keep my round together. Even when I made a mistake, I was willing to accept. And then got rewarded with a hot finish … [taking] a good round to a great round.”
Rickie Fowler, Xander Shauffele, Louis Oosthuizen and Aaron Wise all posted great 5-under par rounds in benign conditions at Pebble Beach to finish a stroke behind Rose.
The best of the Australians was Marc Leishman who trails Rose by four shots at 4-under par.