All the talk was about the incredibly difficult rough and lightning-fast greens at Winged Foot.
Need a strategy to beat those obstacles?
Patrick Reed figured out a way, one-hopping in a hole-in-one on the 7th hole, which is listed at 162 yards.
Reed has one major under his belt — the 2018 Masters — but has never finished higher than fourth at the U.S. Open. He had posted a double-bogey on No. 5 and then birdied No. 6 before the ace.
For the first two days, Reed is playing in a threesome with Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth. The field of 144 players will face a tough, par-70 golf course playing 7,477-yards.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) September 17, 2020