This Tiger Woods major record was matched by Dustin Johnson!

Dustin Johnson has added his name next to the Hall of Famer.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2023
This Tiger Woods major record was matched by Dustin Johnson!

LIV Golf's Dustin Johnson has added his name next to Tiger Woods on a major championship record.

This week, all the top players in men's golf are teeing it up at the Los Angeles Country Club for the 123rd US Open.

Among them, is Johnson, who won the tournament back in 2016.

Woods, 47, has been out indefinitely since he underwent a procedure on his ankle in April and is now missing his second-straight major of 2023.

On Thursday, Johnson, 38, shot an impressive 6-under par 64 for the first round of the US Open in California.

After 18 holes, he was two-strokes back of Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele, who each shot 62 on Thursday.

The two California golfers now share the new record for lowest score at a US Open.

After his 64, Johnson told reporters that the golf course was in perfect condition.

"I drove it really well and controlled the distance with the irons really good, other than the last hole was about the only -- didn't really hit a bad shot, just pulled it a little bit and it went a lot further than I thought," said the two-time LIV Golf winner. He added:

"Still was in an okay position to get it up-and-down and hit a nice putt. It was a little rude that that one didn't go in, but obviously I swung it really nicely today and hit a lot of good shots."

In addition to a superb round and a solid position heading into Friday's second round of the major, Johnson's 64 also brought his name next to Woods' in the major record books.

The round marked the 24-time PGA Tour winner's 10th round of 65 or better in a major championship. That total matches the record set by Woods, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Johnson's tie for third positioning also made him the low-LIV golfer after the first round.

He's looking to become the second player after Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship in May to win a major championship while playing on LIV.

A win this week would also mark his third major championship title overall.

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