A glance at 1st round of US Open

The first round of the US Open was notable for high-scoring, even by the standards of the tournament that famously tests players more than any other.

He would finish at ten over following a round of 80.

After watching Rory McIlory, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson likely blow their chances at the title in the first few hours of the event, Johnson never allowed himself to get in trouble.

Piercy said he was inspired by his Instagram account and some pizza after walking off in frustrating after just four holes of his final practice round. He had a hard pitch shot that he left short of the green, and it rolled back toward where he was standing. He missed a par putt from 6 feet, then missed a 4-footer coming back and made double-bogey.

Woods' previous worst US Open round was a 77 in the third round at Oakland Hills in 1996.




It was also a tough day for three-time victor Tiger Woods, who made a triple bogey seven after overshooting the first and struggled for most of the day on the greens, carding a 78. "I went the aggressive route and you can't really do that". Then I hit two bad putts on 1 and 2.

"It was brutal out there and I'm glad they have widened the fairways otherwise I don't know what the scores would have been". No. 1, I hit it right through the wind compounding my problem. He was even par through 11 holes on Sunday before posting two bogeys, a double and a quadruple in the next four holes.

The U.S. Open has gone to new courses two of the last three years, and Jack Nicklaus is among those who feared it had lost its identity. Matthew Jones (76), Jason Scrivener (78), Adam Scott (78), David Bransdon (79), Cameron Smith (79) and major championship debutant Lucas Herbert (83) all had their games shredded on a course that was meant to be set up in a more generous way by the USGA considering the weather conditions. "I was anxious about running the (first) putt by, it would be downhill (coming back)".

Tiger Woods benefited from a rule that doesn't penalize a player when his ball moves on the putting green accidentally, such as from the wind.

He bogeyed the 11th, then made successive double bogeys on 13 and 14, including a four-putt on the 13th.

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