Jason Day among stars having US Open shockers

Rex Christensen
June 15, 2018

He'll have his work cut out for him at Shinnecock Hills in what is sure to be a grueling tournament with a loaded field. That's 22 over par.

Ryan Fox is well place after a hard opening round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills. That, coupled with stiff winds, made for a serious challenge in the opening round on Thursday.

Johnson holed from 10 feet to save par on each of his opening two holes before following a 12-foot birdie at the third by nailing a putt from double the distance at the par-four next. He bogeyed the 15th, but pulled a shot back the following hole to card a 36 on the back nine.

Another bogey on the second hole saw Fox drop again, before salvaging his effort with another birdie, this time on the fifth.

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High numbers weren't limited only to fringe pros like Gregory, though.

Tiger Woods is looking to win his first US Open and first major championship since 2008, but his opening round at Shinnecock Hills got off to as rough of a start as he could have imagined.

Playing partners Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth struggled to a 78 and 77, so much for being "The Supergroup", while another former world No 1, Jason Day fired a 79. That dubious distinction belongs to J.D. Tucker, who shot a 157 in the first round of the 1898 U.S. Open.

Dustin Johnson entered the 2018 U.S. Open tournament with the strongest odds of taking home almost $2.2 million in winnings.

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