Winged Foot turns tame as 21 players dip under par on U.S. Open's first day

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — The USGA promised to let Winged Foot be Winged Foot. Maybe they were talking about the East Course.Between accessible pins, calm conditions and overcast skies that kept moisture in the greens, Thursday’s opening round of the U.S. Open was a relative birdie fest compared to the expectations everyone had coming in.If they didn’t massacre the course, they left it bleeding.Justin Thomas became the sixth player in history to shoot 65 at a Winged Foot Open and he wasn’t the only one turning the leaderboard red. There were 12 rounds under par the entire week when the Open was last …

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