U.S. Open 2021: Rory McIlroy’s roller-coaster day, second round underway at Torrey Pines


Day 1 of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was, let’s be honest, a bit juice-less. The South Course can be a bit of a slog, yes, but even the most straightforward courses can produce a bit of elecricity on the Thursday of a major championship.

(Scroll down for the latest updates)

Of course, we’ve probably said something similar during the opening round of every major ever, and then sh-t quickly proceeds to hit the fan. We except a similar course of events to take place at Torrey, which should only get firmer, faster and more carnage-inducing. 

Before Round 2 can begin, Round 1 still needs to be completed. Thursday morning’s extended fog delay pushed the tee times back 90 minutes, and a number of players were unable to complete their rounds and have to return early this morning. Among them is Louis Oosthuizen, who is tied for the lead with Russell Henley at four under, and he still has two holes (the 8th and 9th) to play in his opening round. Sebastian Munoz (two under through 14), Patrick Cantlay (one under through 16) and Thomas Detry (one under through 14) all still have to complete their first rounds, too. 

And here are the latest updates from Torrey Pines (most recent updates at the top)

9:04 a.m.: We’re still about 40 minutes from getting underway, but we’ve got just the thing to pass the time – hole locations for Round 2:

Hooo baby. Some of those are TUCKED. Should make for some fascinating cut-line drama, in primetime no less. Got to love West Coast golf. 

As of now, the weather seems to be just fine this morning in San Diego, so we should be starting and time and should play without any stoppages. Here are the Round 2 tee times

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