U.S. Open 2020 Leaderboard: How to Watch, Live Stream Second Round

Justin Thomas took a one-shot lead in the first round of the U.S. Open after carding a 5-under par 65 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.

Only one of the previous five U.S. Opens held at Winged Foot returned a winner with a below-par score, but the famous West Course proved far more docile than expected on Thursday with a total of 21 players posting under-par scores, with a stroke average of 72.42. By comparison, when the West Course last hosted the U.S. Open in 2006 the first round returned a stroke average of 75.98 and just one under-par round.

If the conditions were easier than expected, Thomas certainly did not complain.

"Sixty-five is fun no matter where you play, especially at Winged Foot," he told NBC after the first round. "It's one of those rounds where it's just kind of like, next thing you know, you make the putt on 18, you're done for the day."

Patrick Reed, who hit one of the two holes-in-one of the day, Matthew Wolff and Belgium's Thomas Pieters trail Thomas by one shot. Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen, who like Reed aced the seventh hole, finished the first round at 3-under.

Xander Schauffele and Brendon Todd are part of a six-man group that sits three shots behind Thomas, while world No. 2 Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau finished at 1-under.

While Thomas had fun, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods each endured a far more difficult day, finishing at 3-over.

Woods' six pars matched the fewest he has ever hit in a round of any major and again highlighted the erratic form that has plagued the 15-time major winner in his four starts since the PGA Tour returned after the lockdown enforced by the coronavirus pandemic.

Woods, however, was philosophical about his struggles.

"We have a long way to go," he said. "This is a long marathon of a tournament. There's a lot of different things that can go on. I just wish I would have finished off my round better."

Here's all you need to know to keep up with the action in the second round.

U.S. Open leaderboard

  • Justin Thomas -5
  • Patrick Reed, Thomas Pieters, Matthew Wolff -4
  • Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Louis Oosthuizen -3
  • Harry English, Xander Schauffele, Joaquin Niemann, Brendon Todd, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Jason Kokrak -2

TV Coverage (All times ET)

The U.S. Open is broadcast by Golf Channel and NBC. Coverage of the second round begins on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET on Golf Channel and runs until 4 p.m., before switching to NBC from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Live Stream (All times ET)

Golfchannel.com, NBCSports.com and fuboTV. The final two hours of first-round coverage between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. will also be available for free via NBC Universal's new streaming service, Peacock.

Between 7:55 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. usopen.com, the U.S. Open app and the U.S. Open streaming app will offer coverage of featured groups, with coverage of featured holes running on all three platforms between 8:10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.

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Justin Thomas plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 17 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. Gregory Shamus/Getty