Blimp crashes near US Open course

A blimp crashes during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, near Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

"I don't think it's a secret that I feel like my driver is one of the biggest weapons in my bag", McIlroy said on Tuesday.

"But now I've got to play golf. But, yeah, I'm ready to be out there".

Johnson then failed to make any progress over his second nine, failing to convert a number of opportunities along the closing stretch to sign for a three-over 75. He spent all day in the knee-high fescue. Scott has finished in the top 10 in this tournament four of the last five years, including two top-10 finishes. "I thought they might stop play". I like knowing par is a good score for some reason. "The scoring was so good this morning. I'm definitely happy with the start".

Only a lengthy weather delay - and there have been several already this week - would have given the five-time major victor a chance of being at the ceremony and then flying by private jet from California to Wisconsin.

Westwood's 69 was just the third time the former world number one has broken 70 in the first round of the US Open, with his lowest score of 67 coming at Oakmont a year ago. But as the sun rose over Erin Hills, and the forecast was for no rain, Mickelson withdrew.

The blimp, not affiliated with the U.S. Open, was operated by Airsign, a Florida-based company, to display advertising, Airsign sales manager Catherine Walsh said.

He says he has no additional information on the crash that happened during the tournament's opening round in Erin, Wisconsin.

Some people have said the blimp seemed to catch on fire.

Three successive birdies from the 18th further improved the American's position, and he also picked up a shot at the seventh before finishing with two pars.

With only a gentle breeze and rains having taken the bite out of the monstrous 7,845-yard course, early starters tore apart the links-style layout, attacking the pins with gusto. It was sporadic storms earlier in the week that has softened the greens. The person was transported away from the middle of a field in the back of a pickup truck and driven to a the parking lot of what appeared to be a warehouse in the middle of a vast field.

Still to be determined is what kind of test Erin Hills can present the rest of the week, especially with more rain on the way Friday and Saturday afternoon.

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