In the six American Open appearances at Winged Foot, three golfers broke the cumulative par: Fuzzy Zoeller and Greg Norman in 1984 and, this time, Bryson DeChambeau.
With amazement on Thursday night, there were 21 under par golfers after the first round. A portrait that quickly changed as American officials presented the course in its true light, true to its legend dating back to 1923.
The degree of difficulty has increased drastically. During the weekend, the climatic conditions and the course configurations annoyed the best in the world. On Sunday, the average score stood at 74.9 strokes, coming behind the very difficult second round (75.25).
In a well-placed response when asked about the most difficult aspect of the course, Australian Jason Day summed up widespread sentiment. “The march to the first mound. ”
We can therefore say that Winged Foot has kept its cachet and its “charm” by delivering the real test of the US Open.