17 Jun '17, 6pm

U.S. Open 2017: Everybody loses when players don't come to the interview room

ERIN, Wis. — For veteran golf scribes, it was a jarring moment. On Thursday, Rickie Fowler, one of the most popular players in the game and arguably the best current player never to have won a major, had shot 65 in the opening round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. In the first official round on the longest course ever to host the world’s best players, his score tied the championship record of seven under par for a single round. The story of the first-round leader of the U.S. Open has long been one that golf writers dove into. From the power duo of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf tying with record 63s at Baltusrol in 1980, or 21-year-old Lee Mackey Jr. setting the then one-round record with a 64 at Merion in 1950, to Martin Kaymer beginning what would be an eight-stroke runaway at Pinehurst in 2014, the first-round leader of the U.S. Open gives golf’s chroniclers the main st...

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