SAN FRANCISCO — After a shaky start, Casey Martin got his game together to shoot a 74 (+4) on the first day of the U.S. Open.
Martin is tied for 52nd after the first day. The top 60 golfers, including ties, after Friday’s second round will make the cut at the U.S. Open.
Martin is the University of Oregon’s head golf coach, and a Eugene native. He last played in a major in 1998, when, just like this year, the U.S. Open was played at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Martin made international headlines when he won the right to use a golf cart due to a leg disibility.
Michael Thompson has a three-stroke lead after shooting 66 (-4). Tiger Woods is one of a handful of golfers tied for second place after shooting 69 (-1).
Click above to watch Casey Martin discuss his first round at the U.S. Open.