8 Photos: Day-One Practice at the 2021 U.S. Open

The 121st U.S. Open Championship at Torrey Pines’ South Golf Course officially kicked off on Monday as players arrived in California and took part in the first practice round at the oceanside track.

There will be three rounds of practice at the iconic golf course before balls go live on Thursday morning.

Here are some of the best photos of Monday’s practice round from the photographers at Getty Images.

1. The World No. 1

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the 4th tee during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines GC on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

2. The World No. 2

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas plays his shot from the 4th tee during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines GC on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey via Getty Images)

3. The 3-Time Major Winner

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth plays from a bunker on the 3rd hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

4. The 4-Time Major Winner

Brooks Koepka Pete Cowen
Brooks Koepka talks with coach Pete Cowen during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

5. The World No. 5

Bryson DeChambeau
Bryson DeChambeau plays his shot from the 14th tee during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines GC on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

6. The 6-Time Major Winner

Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson chips to the 13th green during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines GC on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

7. Winners of 7 Majors

Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau
Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau stand on the 14th green prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines GC on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

8. The World No. 8

Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed looks on from the second hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on June 14, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Ezra Shaw via Getty Images)

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