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Canadian Adam Hadwin fires 4-under 66 to claim first-round lead at U.S. Open

Adam Hadwin's opening-round 66 in Brookline, Mass., was his lowest score in 63 career rounds at major championships. (Warren Little/Getty Images)
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Men’s golf remains at the center of the sporting universe this week, as the world’s top players converge on the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. for the 122nd U.S. Open, where the first round is in the books.

Adam Hadwin is your first-round leader after the Canadian fired a 4 under 66 to lead a group of five players by one shot. That group includes four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, England’s Callum Tarren, David Lingmerth of Sweden, American Joel Dahmen and South Africa’s MJ Daffue. Behind them at 2-under is a crowd of seven players at 2 under, which includes 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and two-time major winner Dustin Johnson.

Meanwhile, after a tumultuous stretch that has seen multiple star players defect from the PGA Tour in favor of the lucrative, Saudi-backed LIV Golf International Series, the USGA can only hope that the competition now seizes the spotlight. One big name not participating is Tiger Woods, who played in the first two majors of this year but announced last week that he would take this week off.

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Everything you need to know about the 2022 U.S. Open

What to know

  • Defending champion Rahm entered as one of the favorites, along with McIlroy, PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas and Masters winner Scottie Scheffler.
  • Broadcast coverage of the first round can be found on USA Network until 7 p.m. The first round can also be streamed at Peacock, and the NBC Sports app.
  • The weather in Brookline is pristine, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures expected to top out near 80. Winds are from the south to southwest at 10-20 mph.