Chicago Sun-Times : 2020-09-18

SPORTS : 60 : 60


60 | Friday, September 18, 2020 | The Hardest-Working Paper in America | SPORTS FIRST ROUND AT A GLANCE Dates: Site: Through Sunday. Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York. The leaderboar­d 65 (-5) Justin Thomas 33-32 66 (-4) Patrick Reed Thomas Pieters Matthew Wolff 34-32 33-33 33-33 67 (-3) Rory McIlroy Lee Westwood Louis Oosthuizen 35-32 34-33 30-37 Results, tee times, Page 47. Soft and friendly Twenty-one players finished under par on a surprising­ly tame Winged Foot. There were a total of 17 opening rounds under par in the five previous U.S. Opens at Winged Foot. Tiger watch After making a 40-footer for birdie on No. 16, Tiger Woods looked as if he would finish with some momentum. He closed bogeydoubl­e bogey, including a duffed pitch from in front of the 18th green, for a 73. Late finish, early start Play was suspended because of darkness with three players — Connor Syme, Paul Barjon and Marty Jertson — left on the course Quotable “I’m so sick of this.” — A struggling Phil Mickelson, caught on an oncourse mic, after hitting an errant shot on the ninth hole. He shot 79, tied for second-to-last. On TV • Friday: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Golf; 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Ch. 5. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., • Saturday: Ch. 5. • Sunday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Golf; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Ch. 5.