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    Matt Fitzpatrick hit 9-iron that started around the fairway bunker's steep lip — a “squeezy fade,” he called it — carried the bunker fronting the green and settled 18 feet away, setting up a par that made the Englishman a major champion in his first professional win in America.

    For one day at least, the U.S. Open was wide open. Five of the top six on the leaderboard played their way onto The Country Club course through qualifying. The other was four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who slammed and tossed aside his clubs during the round but also made enough shots with them to remain just one stroke off the lead. McIlroy shot a 3-under 67 to end the day in a five-way tie for second behind Adam Hadwin, a 34-year-old Canadian who only secured a spot in Brookline eight days earlier.

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    On the oval in front of the clubhouse at The Country Club, Phil Mickelson took part in a press conference on American soil for the first time since taking time away from golf in February.

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