Modern golf challenges the US Open on a bad day for the Spanish

Modern golf challenges the US Open on a bad day for the Spanish

Modern golf challenges the US Open on a bad day for the Spanish

They say that after the sacrilege of birdies on Thursday there was a crisis cabinet at the USGA, the tense meeting concluded with a strategy for the second day to return the bloody identity to the US Open, the toughest tournament in the world. Goal accomplished. The first outings on Saturday conveyed the feeling that suffering would further squeeze the patience of the survivors of the second big of the year, but the wind died down and then the new golf school decided it was their time.

It is the new stream of physical players, where power prevails over other aspects of the game, a strategy that, a priori, seemed incompatible with the conditions of the US Open. No, this time, young Matthew Wolff and Chambeau's 'Scientist Bryson' have broken the script at the USGA and will star in a surprising all-star match with two of the greatest bombers in world golf.

Wolff, 21 years and five months, would aspire to become the youngest major winner since Tiger Woods with his 1997 Augusta Masters . His 65 strokes (-5) on Saturday was quite a provocation, all the more so considering that he only managed to reach two of 14 streets. Another myth that falls; Can you win a Us Open from the rough?

Wolff, who will start two strokes clear, is ready to prove it. For now, his 65 strokes serve to equal the lowest result in the history of a US Open in this field.

His closest rival Dechambeau did not fare much better from the tee, his accuracy in just three fairways was not an obstacle to his par card and a cumulative score of -3. Neither Rafa Cabrera-Bello nor Jon Rahm could get on the train of the blows.

Barrika's accustomed to epic Saturdays, had the hardest of the entire season, did not come to anything, especially with irons and his +6 card, leaves him out of any option. Despite the fact that Rafa Cabrera-Bello withstood the frustrations of the worst day of golf better, his +2 total and especially the disadvantage of 7 strokes with the leader, make the victory option difficult. Although with nothing to lose, the canary can be aggressive from the start and a last round of a US Open can go a long way, especially if the USGA reacts and puts means to reverse this festive trend of birdies.

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