JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen fired a superb five-under 66 to hold a share of second on day one of the US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, in California, on Thursday.
The 36-year-old is one shot behind England’s Justin Rose who leads the way with a fine opening six-under 65. Oosthuizen shares second with Americans Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele and Aaron Wise.
The 2010 Open Champion began his round on the 10th, and made a fast start with an eagle at the par four 11th. There he holed a wedge approach from the fairway to vault his name up the leaderboard.
“I think it was about 110 yards or something. And I hit a decent line and couldn't really see the where the second shot lands,” said Oosthuizen “I just went on the reaction of the crowd that it was a good shot and obviously saw that they went nuts.”
Another birdie followed at the par five 14th, but he dropped a shot at the par four 16th to make the turn in two-under.