David Lingmerth got a dream start – in the lead

By | June 17, 2022

With the top directly in the US Open

David Lingmerth got a dream start - in the lead Published: Yesterday 18.56 - Optigames

David Lingmerth, 34, has had a dream start in the US Open.

The Swedish “reserve” entered the clubhouse in a split lead after the first day’s game.

– I pushed really well, he says after the success.

It was a long time ago David Lingmerth made a fuss on the biggest golf courses.

The Swede has fallen to a 592nd place in the world rankings, is now mostly on the undertorn Korn Ferry and has not finished in the top ten in a competition since the summer of 2017.

Maybe it’s now it’s coming loose?


Lingmerth, who entered the US Open starting field as a reserve when former world setter Martin Kaymer withdrew due to injury, got at least the best possible start.

He went a completely bogey-free round at the difficult-to-play The Country Club outside Boston and rolled in three birdies, after which he entered the clubhouse in a split lead (-3) after a signed scorecard of 67 strokes.

– It was just such a start. I was never in big trouble but I pushed really well, he says afterwards according to TT.

“Gives self-confidence”

David Lingmerth has been up and sniffing at top spots in majors before, but that was a gentleman’s lot years ago; more precisely in 2015, when he also went and won the major competition The Memorial.

Hitting something grand now would have been both unexpected and welcome.

– It would give more invitations to big competitions, but above all self-confidence. If you can play well on a course like this, you know that the game is there, says the expert and former professional Peter Hedblom in Viaplay.

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Sweden’s biggest jump in advance, Alex Norén, had a heavier first lap and went around 73 strokes (+3).

Jonas Blixt and Sebastian Söderberg have not finished playing for the day.