Sport Louis Oosthuizen and Russell Henley in front at foggy US Open
Russell’s ‘tough love’ from Wolff after Imola crash
George Russell has revealed he received “a lot of tough love” from Toto Wolff following his crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola. © Getty Images Valtteri-Bottas-George-Russell-PA The Williams driver is ‘on loan’ from Mercedes for a third year and his career continues to be managed by the World Champions’ co-owner and team principal, Wolff. Given that, and the fact he is being strongly linked with a Mercedes drive from next year onwards, colliding with Bottas while trying to overtake him and putting them both out of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was not a smart move.
Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen had the chance to claim the lead when the weather-affected US Open resumed at Torrey Pines on Friday.
Oosthuizen faced a birdie putt on his penultimate hole when play was suspended late on Thursday evening, a legacy of a 90-minute fog delay earlier in the day.
The South African was the only late starter able to catch clubhouse leader Russell Henley, whose opening four-under-par 67 gave him a one-shot lead over Francesco Molinari and Rafa Cabrera Bello.
Two-time winner Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama were among those on two under, but US PGA winner Phil Mickelson struggled to a 75.
Inside Masked Dancer winner Louis Smith's retro bungalow which he is currently renovating
Louis Smith may well have just won the Masked Dancer, but when the star isn't on our screens he's putting in hard draft at his bungalow as it undergoes a huge transformationThe retired Olympic gymnast, 32, who welcomed his first child with girlfriend Charlie Bruce in February, danced his way to the top of the hit ITV series with track Party Rock Anthem by duo LMFAO in the blue and red ensemble.
Tweet of the day
Brooks Koepka says he didn’t watch a shot of the last U.S. Open — who won that one again?
— Dylan Dethier (van guy) (@dylan_dethier)
Bryson DeChambeau won last year’s US Open, but his arch rival Brooks Koepka apparently did not see any of it.
Quote of the day
Just spoke with Russell Henley after his opening-round 67. Safe to say he wasn’t exactly expecting a low one. “The last time I played the South Course, I holed a full swing flop shot on the last hole to shoot 79.”
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN)
Russell Henley had low expectations ahead of round one, but carded a superb 67.
Shot of the day
12 years since his last US Open appearancedoes this on his 1st hole.
Russell reportedly told he will replace Bottas
According to reports, Toto Wolff has informed George Russell's management that the Brit will replace Valtteri Bottas next season. © Getty Images George-Russell-Valtteri-Bottas-PA There has been speculation about the Brit replacing Bottas ever since he impressed when standing in for Lewis Hamilton at last season’s Sakhir Grand Prix. That speculation has only ramped up this season as the Mercedes driver has failed to impress, trailing his team-mate and the Red Bull pair in the Driver’s Championship.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour)
Richard Bland completed his first hole in the US Open since 2009 in some style.
Round of the day
Matthew Wolff’s opening round at the:
???? 8 birdies???? 3 bogeys???? 2 double bogeys
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel)
Not the lowest round of the day, but certainly the most remarkable one from Matthew Wolff, who had just five pars, eight birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys in his 70.
Statistic of the day
From the– last brothers to make the cut at the same were Jumbo and Joe Ozaki in 1993.
The Molinari brothers will try to join them this week (Francesco opened with 68, Edoardo with 70).
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf)
The par-five 18th was the easiest hole on day one, playing to an average of 4.616 and yielding seven eagles and 55 birdies.
The par-three 11th was the hardest hole, giving up just five birdies and playing to an average of 3.429.
US Open: A trio Oosthuizen-Henley-Hughes in the head .
© supplied by Sports.co.uk Golf - US Open: Oosthuizen, Henley and Hughes in the head the days follow each other and look alike. This Saturday, on the side of the Jolla in California, the end of the third round of the US Open Golf has delivered a verdict just as amazing as the previous two.