Who is surviving best at the brutal Winged Foot Golf Course in New York?

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The US Open has begun with the world’s best golfers taking on the toughest of tests – Winged Foot Golf Course in New York.

Justin Thomas leads the way after a fantastic first round of 65 – but there are some big names lurking below including Rory McIlroy.

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Related: US Open Golf Betting Tips 2020

Dustin Johnson is the favourite with the bookmakers having risen to Number One in the World Rankings again and also having recently claimed the FedExCup. But there are plenty of other big names who are short odds – check out the US Open Favourites for 2020.

The event this year was originally scheduled to take place in June, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic it was rescheduled for September – it becomes the second Major to be played in 2020 the first of course being won by Collin Morikawa at the PGA Championship.

Related: What Are The Other Majors In 2020?

The course at Winged Foot is a beast of a course with a very large yardage, thick rough and very sloppy and quick greens – it is unlikely that even par will be broken many times over the four days.

The last time the event was played at Winged Foot Geoff Ogilvy outlasted the best players in the world to take the title – Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson suffering double bogeys on the 72nd hole to miss out.

Who will win this event this year? Keep an eye out on the US Open Leaderboard 2020 to see if one of the Europeans can break the four year spell of American winners?

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