With the U.S. Open approaching, USA TODAY Sports sat down with Adam Scott to discuss the diverse golf course that will host the tournament: Pebble Beach.
Tiger Woods is in the hunt, Justin Rose matched Woods’ record, and they are paired together at the U.S. Open, along with Jordan Spieth, who had a mini-meltdown in the first round at Pebble Beach.
The U.S. Open got underway Thursday with four players sitting at the top of the leaderboard, until Rose birdied his final hole to top them all. Rose shot a 6-under 65 to equal Woods’ record for lowest U.S. Open round at Pebble Beach, which Tiger set during his epic win in 2000.
Woods, meanwhile, sits five strokes back of his playing partner after shooting a 1-under 70 in the first round. Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele, Louis Oosthuizen and Aaron Wise are one shot behind Rose at 5 under.
Spieth ran into trouble on the par-4 eighth hole when his tee shot dropped into the water and his follow-up shot landed in the dangerous rough. He then called out his caddie on national TV and got hammered on social media.
After having an afternoon tee time for the first round, the Rose-Woods-Spieth pairing will hit the…